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      CommentAuthorTeam NTK
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2016
     


    NTK-FRAMEWORK
    XBASE PROGRAMMING ENVIRONMENT FOR WIN32/64

    INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING
    YOUR DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM



    MODUS OPERANDI



    N.B. This document is intended to complement the NTK's Getting Started official manual.


    0. Safer: Remove any previous demo installation from your hard drive.
    i.e. delete the following directories:
    C:\XHARBOUR\ , C:\BORLAND\ and C:\WNTK4HRB\


    1. Download xHarbour v1.2.1 rev. 6406 (the most stable & reliable
    at the moment) from this link:
    xharbour-1.20.01.bin.w32.bcc32.5.51.zip
    then uncompress it into the C:\XHARBOUR folder.


    2. Download, then install the Borland CPP 5.5.1 from this link:
    BCC 5.5.1
    (just run FreecommandLinetools.EXE setup - Do not change the default path)


    3. Download, then install the NTK-Free Training from this link:
    NTK Free Edition v1.12.F.0 (do not change the default path)


    4. Open the NTK-Framework folder on your Desktop, then click the icon named:
    Auto-Config Wizard



    5. Check the proposed paths are those you've chosen when installed the 3 components.
    Otherwise, make the right settings.


    6. Click the 'Proceed' button. Normally, the configuration process starts, then completes
    after 10-20 seconds and a green check mark notifies that the
    operation has been achieved with success.




    Do not hesitate to consult the adjustments done by clicking the 'Report' button.






    Now, we gonna test the NTK platform by trying to rebuild one of the supplied tutorial/example.


    7. From the NTK-Framework folder (on your Desktop), Click the icon 'Launch NTKRad Shell'
    in order to open an NTK programming environment and initialize all the required system-vars...






    8. We ensure that all HELLO tutorials are available - just typing the
    command:

    DIR Hello*.prg (enter)


    Normally you should see:
    Hello.prg
    Hello1.prg
    Hello2.prg
    Hellorad.prg


    9. We gonna rebuild the first one by typing:
    MKRAD hello (enter)

    Then if no error, follow the instructions: 'Press any key to continue....'
    and...... the linking step is performed.



    10. If no error has occured and Turbo Incremental Link says something like:
    Info:Link time = n.nn seconds

    It's all good. Finally, we can run the Hello App just typing HELLO.EXE (enter)




    Voila! If you are here, you may conclude that your NTK-Framework development
    platform is fully functionnal and ready-to-use.
    So, Enjoy & start rebuilding the other examples....


    FYI:

    1. To build a unique .PRG application, we use:
    MKRAD myApp (do not enter the '.prg' extension)
    or
    MKRADEX myApp (do not enter the '.prg' extension)


    2. To build a project composed of several Prgs, we have to create our own
    builder based upon the MAKE.BAT template provided in the
    C:\WNTK4HRB\ directory.


    3. For further information, refer to the NTK's Getting Started manual.(GStarted.pdf)



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      CommentAuthorTeam NTK
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2016 edited
     
    Download the PDF version of the above tutorial: Here.
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