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OpenCOBOL accepted by GNU as GNU Cobol

There is a new GNU Cobol project, as of September 27th, 2013, on the 30th anniversary of the original GNU Usenet announcement. The spelling was then changed to GnuCOBOL, the official project name. Excuse the redirection, but, the forge is a nice place to be, and soon GNU.
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OpenCOBOL

OpenCOBOL is an open-source COBOL compiler. OpenCOBOL implements a substantial part of the COBOL 85 and COBOL 2002 standards, as well as many extensions of the existent COBOL compilers.

OpenCOBOL translates COBOL into C and compiles the translated code using the native C compiler. You can build your COBOL programs on various platforms, including Unix/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. cobc binaries exist for HP/UX, zOS, SPARC, RS6000, AS/400 and more.

The compiler is licensed under GNU General Public License.
The run-time library is licensed under GNU Lesser General Public License.

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News : Public accounting package in production with OpenCobol

Posted by erasoon 2012/5/23 20:09:00 (1637 reads)

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En français :Dans le cadre initial d’une étude de compilateurs COBOL alternatifs à celui de MicroFocus pour le compte du Conseil Général du Val de Marne, OpenCobol a été retenu pour élaborer une maquette pour la compilation d’un progiciel de comptabilité publique (1,5 millions de lignes)La maquette a permis de valider ce choix, y compris avec l’utilisation de fichiers séquentiels indexés, avec OpenCobol version 0.33 moyennant de petites adaptations du code COBOL (principalement utilisation de mots-clés réservés et mots-clés non implémentés). De plus, elle a permis, au moins, de constater aucune perte en performances.Après la qualification fonctionnelle de cette maquette, le progiciel est en production depuis juillet 2011 sous Linux RedHat Entreprise Linux 4 Advanced Server 32 bits en environnement virtualisé VMWARE ESX – 4 Go de mémoire vive – processeur bi-cœur AMD Opteron 6176 (tm).Le progiciel est déployé pour 650 utilisateurs dont 150 connectés simultanément, au moment des pics d’activité.Avec la montée de version du progiciel, une validation fonctionnelle est en cours depuis septembre 2011 avec OpenCobol version 1.1 sous Linux RedHat Entreprise Linux 5 Advanced Server 64 bits et processeur bi-cœur Quad-Core AMD Opteron 8356 (tm). On ne constate aucune perte de performances liée à la nouvelle version d’OpenCobol (mais perte de 10% à 20% liée au progiciel après campagne dans les deux environnements).

--- Breaking News ---In english :As part of an initial study for "le Conseil Général du Val de Marne" of COBOL compilers for finding an alternative to that of MicroFocus, OpenCobol was selected to develop a model for the compilation of a public accounting package (1.5 million lines).The model had to validate this choice, including with the use of sequential indexed files, with OpenCobol version 0.33 and small adjustments to the COBOL code (mainly using reserved keywords and keywords not implemented). Furthermore, it showed no loss of performance.After the functional qualification of this model, the software is in production since July, 2011 under Linux RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Advanced Server 32-bit virtualized environment VMWARE ESX - 4 GB of RAM - processor dual AMD Opteron 6176 (tm).The software package is deployed for 650 users whose 150 connected simultaneously, at the peaks of activity.With the rise of the package version, a functional validation is in progress since September 2011 with OpenCobol version 1.1 under Linux RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Advanced Server 64-bit and dual Quad-Core AMD Opteron 8356 (tm) processor. No loss of performance related to the new version of OpenCobol (but related to the package of 10% to 20% loss) after campaign in the two environments.eraso (eric.rasoa@sutec.fr)

GNU Cobol 2.1 with Report Writer module

GNU Cobol 2.1 with Report Writer module

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/trunk open-cobol-code

See http://sourceforge.net/p/open-cobol/discussion/cobol/thread/1bfc0356/?limit=25#9505 for some build instructions.

Many thanks to Ron.

Cheers

 

OpenCOBOL, as GNU Cobol, accepted as a GNU project.

GNU Cobol 2.1 with Report Writer module

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/trunk open-cobol-code

See http://sourceforge.net/p/open-cobol/discussion/cobol/thread/1bfc0356/?limit=25#9505 for some build instructions.

Many thanks to Ron.

Cheers