If you want to run a Harvest server, you will need a UNIX machine. Specifically, we support the following server platforms: DEC's OSF/1 2.0 and 3.0, Sun's SunOS 4.1.x, and Sun's Solaris 2.3.
At present we are concentrating our efforts on supporting the above platforms, although we may eventually support others. We have also incorporated source code changes provided by numerous Harvest users for the following platforms (and other ports are under way): AIX 3.2 using the AIX C compiler; FreeBSD; HP-UX 09.03 using the HP ANSI C compiler A.09.69; Linux 1.1.59; and IRIX 5.3. Note that we do not support these platforms. Binary distributions of non-supported platforms, if available, will be placed under the contrib directory on the FTP sites. If you have questions about the non-supported platform ports, you might post a note requesting help on the Harvest USENET newsgroup ( comp.infosystems.harvest). If you port Harvest to a new system, please notify us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.