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Re: [open-cobol-list] Comments requested - Getting Started for Windows u

From: John Culleton
Subject: Re: [open-cobol-list] Comments requested - Getting Started for Windows users (dox
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2009 08:33:45 -0500
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On Saturday 14 February 2009 12:15:57 am Bill Klein wrote:
> After my trials and tribulations (as a non-Unix/Linux
> type person) trying to get OpenCOBOL installed and
> working under Cygwin under Windows, I have created a
> document:
> Getting Started with OpenCOBOL for <Windows> Dummies
>     (like me)
> and placed it on the web, I am soliciting comments
> (correction - technical or editorial and/or suggestions
> or whatever).
> Once (if) it gets stabilized, hopefully, it will be
> useful in this website.
> To view the current (first) draft:
> In PDF, go to
> In HTML, go to
> The HTML was created from MS Word, so I know that this
> sometimes causes problems for non-IE users. Let me know
> if you can't access either of these (and I can send them
> to you off-line).
> Thanks in advance for any/all input,
> Bill Klein
> wmklein <at>
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Two brief preliminary comments:
A short section could be added describing the compile and 
installation on Linux. For Slackware it is duck soup; for 
Debian/Ubuntu/Kubuntu the build package containing GCC etc. 
has to be downloaded first.

"For Dummies" is a registered trademark. Suggest "For 
Newbies" instead. Titles can't be copyrighted but the "For 
Dummies" phrase is registered. 

I just printed it out and may have more comments later.


John Culleton

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