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Re: [open-cobol-list] Old dog, new tricks

From: John Culleton
Subject: Re: [open-cobol-list] Old dog, new tricks
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 13:55:22 -0500
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On Friday 13 February 2009 10:40:43 am Michael wrote:
> I've been writing COBOL for decades... Became interested
> in OC about a years ago, could not get it installed on
> Vista. Actually Vista sux, nothing runs right it except
> IE! I'll be loading XP on it soon.
> However, and this is leading up to a questions or two. I
> picked up a new desk top box (custom built, no OS)
> yesterday, loaded Ubuntu on it + the 268 updates, OC
> 1.0-1, Eclipse 3.2.
> I am not a Linux expert, thats why I choose Ubuntu, and
> I've never used Eclipse. I really don't want to get into
> the big learning curve of Eclipse, projects, and all
> that. I just want to edit COBOL, and compile, link,
> ....... an so on. I prefer the command line, and don't
> want to be stuck in a GUI! I've been using Programmer
> Studio ( ). It's a GUI
> Editor, but also allows me to enter/save my command line
> stuff to compile and link. It understands most all common
> languages, and is multi-platform, including the HP3000.
> Maybe it would run on Linux with Wine?
> I have allot of COBOL code to move from my HP3000 to
> Linux OC..... My goal is to eventually setup a Linux
> server, and emulate the HP3000 environment on it, lots of
> What is the best/simplest path to take in the Edit and
> compile area? Is there a simple side to Eclipse, I don't
> know what half the crap on the screen is?
> What are you guys using to manager you code?

I use Slackware Linux. I edit programs using Vim. Slackware 
is more of a programmer's system than Ubuntu and comes with 
various compilers out of the box. I have a Kubuntu 
partition also just for the latest versions of some graphic 
programs like Inkscape that are a pain to install on Slack. 

John C.

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