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GNU Cobol 1.1 posted to GNU ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gnucobol

GNU Cobol 1.1 posted to GNU ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gnucobol




Posted by Brian Tiffin 2014-01-19

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.


Posted by Brian Tiffin 2013-11-23

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

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

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

More soon.

Posted by Brian Tiffin 2013-09-28

OpenCOBOL 2.0 pre-release posted to SVN

OpenCOBOL 2.0 pre-release posted to SVN

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.


Posted by Brian Tiffin 2013-09-20

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