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[open-cobol-list] Cobol / Linux / X-Windows

From: Bill Klein
Subject: [open-cobol-list] Cobol / Linux / X-Windows
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 22:45:39 -0600

The following note was posted this weekend in comp.lang.cobol.  There have
been a few replies (such as TK/TCL)

But the question for this list (and the forum) is 

 Does anyone have any experience or suggestions for this OpenCOBOL user?
(Especially any EXPERIENCE that they could share)

> Oh how do I get myself into nasty little messes like this?
> A friend of mine was laid off from his job (damn bank!)
> and is now getting in pretty desparate straights. So he took
> a consulting job - on spec no less - and has been handed a mess.
> His project is to port some old PrimeOS (!!) Cobol code to Linux.
> So I gave him an x86 box with Linux and OpenCOBOL installed on it.
> And he was off. Till the buggers he contracted with sprung a surprise on
> him - they are demanding that he produce a Linux GUI.
> (damn bank! damn bank#2!)
> Does anyone have any experience with hooking OpenCOBOL into
> XWindows? And if so, would you be willing to share a few tips
> with me on how to go about doing it??
> Ill help him do this someway or another, by hooking in C wrapper
> routines if I have to, but I sure would like to avoid taking all the time
> to do that if there is a faster way. I am a bit in overload myself right
> now... :(
> <mutter> PrimeOS! In 2009. To XWindows! 
> Unbelievable...<cuss>*(*&@&#!</cuss></mutter>
> Thanks
> -Paul

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