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

From: Brian Tiffin
Subject: Re: [open-cobol-list] Old dog, new tricks
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 14:23:42 -0500
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    Makefile and make are great tools.  vim is my preferred editor and eschew 
IDE's.  GNU/Linux IS an integrated development environment.  The best imho.


and this very lengthy thread

I'll be creating a wiki page on someday soon with some 
information on the plethora and development assistance tools available.


On February 13, 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 COBOL!
> 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?

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