Wednesday, March 12, 2008

March 19: Bob Pierce on the Guineu Project

Our next meeting will be Wednesday, March 19 at 7:30 PM. We'll try once again (third time's the charm) to hear Bob Pierce talk about the Guineu Project.

Location: Valley Forge Pension Management, 715 Twining Road, Suite 202, Dresher, PA 19025
Note: The Oreland offramp from PA 309 Southbound has been permanently closed. The easiest way to reach the meeting location from the PA Turnpike or 309 Southbound is to come through the Fort Washington Industrial Park.

Feel free to bring something to eat and arrive as early as 6:30.

Topic: Guineu Project

The Guineu project is one of the most promising solutions to the VFP developer to be able to extend the viability of the language we all love. Being run by Christof Wollenhaupt, one of the brightest minds in the Fox community, the Guineu project is a replacement set of runtime DLL's that run your compiled VFP code in a .NET environment.

So what does that mean for us, for starters your VFP application can now run on most platforms that support .NET. This includes future versions of MicroSoft OS, Linux, PDA's, and web pages.

Currently the project is still very young and is far from being complete, but it already provides usable functionality and is being updated aggressively. I will show how to take a simple existing program, compile it with Guineu, and run it in Windows, Linux, PDA, and a web page.

More information can be found at and the beta is available free.

Speaker: Robert Pierce

Robert Pierce is currently the Manager of Information Services and senior developer at Smooth-On Inc., a rubber and plastics manufacturing company located in Easton, PA. With 23 years of custom Fox programming experience; he has been a consultant, a contract programmer, and part of the TIW development team.