GnuCOBOL 2 slides ever closer. Simon, Edward, and other players (especially Simon) have been hard at it getting a stable, production worthy GnuCOBOL 2.0 ready for a final unveiling.
It has been a long wait for everyone, a lot of hard work by a few, and welcomed bug reports by the community at large. The lead developers deserve a round of appreciative applause and pats on the back. Click the big green download button to get your own copy of the 2.0rc2 source kit. The more testing, the more Simon can be assured that 2.0final will be the COBOL we all expect it to be.... read more
Ron Norman has developed a Report Writer module for GNU Cobol 2.
Testing copy is posted to SVN at
svn checkout svn://svn.code.sf.net/p/open-cobol/code/branches/reportwriter gnu-cobol-reportwriter
See http://sourceforge.net/p/open-cobol/discussion/cobol/thread/1bfc0356/?limit=25#9505 for some build instructions.
Many thanks to Ron.
On the 30th anniversary of the original GNU announcement on Usenet. GNU Cobol has been dubbed an official GNU project.
So much owed to the efforts of Roger While and Keisuke Nishida
Yep, finally, OpenCOBOL 2.0. Roger While's OpenCOBOL 2.0pre-rel
User Defined Functions is a big part of the changes, there are hundreds of others. More documentation will follow, along with samples and help in the Discussions.
Lots and lots of thanks to Simon for managing the repositories here on SourceForge.
This is a pre-release, so be wary, while enjoying this very modern COBOL.
Not much to say really. Formality was actually a while ago, but there is news coming about a new pre-release.
The pre-release source code has been checked in. The plan is a mid-term Community Edition that will include some small patches that have been found useful and proven since February 2009. Expectations are that this code base will be superseded by any 2.0 release.
svn co https://open-cobol.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/open-cobol open-cobol
The source release from 06-Feb-2009 has been uploaded. Matches the version documented in the superb http://opencobol.add1tocobol.com/OpenCOBOL%20Programmers%20Guide.pdf
OpenCOBOL produces C code from COBOL source and
compiles using a native C compiler.
Most of the 85 COBOL standard is covered with
this release along with some 2002 standard, MF and ACU extensions.
OpenCOBOL version 0.32 has been released.
This is mainly a stability update and includes fixes
to be able to run on Powerpc.
New features include :
Support LINAGE clause
New variable NUMBER-OF-CALL-PARAMETERS
Support larger redefines for MF
Support ACCEPT/DISPLAY ENVIRONMENT-NAME/VALUE
SUPPORT ACCEPT/DISPLAY ARGUMENT-NUMBER/VALUE