Community Licence - Where is the COBOL compiler?


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Community Licence - Where is the COBOL compiler?

Post by naiac » Sat Mar 30, 2024 5:26 am

I'm totally new to OpenVMS, and I'm of the unlucky ones that got OpenVMS x86_64 in the form of a demo image file.

When I do SHOW LICENSES I see COBOL among a few others. But when I try to invoke the compiler I get an error. If I do PRODUCT SHOW OBJECT /PRODUCT=COBOL I get 0 files found. SAme for BASIC.

Does this mean the COBOL compiler is not installed?

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Re: Community Licence - Where is the COBOL compiler?

Post by arne_v » Sat Mar 30, 2024 8:21 am

Likely.

$ dir sys$system:cobol.exe
$ dir sys$system:basic.exe

will confirm.
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Re: Community Licence - Where is the COBOL compiler?

Post by cct » Sat Mar 30, 2024 10:53 am

Basic and Cobol are only at the stage of field test release, so I imagine you will not get them until next year
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Re: Community Licence - Where is the COBOL compiler?

Post by naiac » Sat Mar 30, 2024 12:08 pm

arne_v wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2024 8:21 am
Likely.

$ dir sys$system:cobol.exe
$ dir sys$system:basic.exe

will confirm.
That gives %DIRECT-W-NOFILES, no files found

So I guess it's more likely what cct posted.
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Sat Mar 30, 2024 10:53 am
Basic and Cobol are only at the stage of field test release, so I imagine you will not get them until next year
Thanks. That would explain. Strange though that the licence is there for something that it isn't there :)

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Re: Community Licence - Where is the COBOL compiler?

Post by cct » Sat Mar 30, 2024 2:20 pm

Perhaps if you are lucky they will give you acces to the portal so you can get the install files!
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Re: Community Licence - Where is the COBOL compiler?

Post by arne_v » Sat Mar 30, 2024 4:26 pm

I believe that the Cobol V3.2 released March 22nd is a release version not a field test version.
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Re: Community Licence - Where is the COBOL compiler?

Post by jreagan » Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:10 am

That is correct. Other than BASIC, all the other compilers have real releases. I'll guess the vmdk was assembled prior to the release of COBOL.


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Re: Community Licence - Where is the COBOL compiler?

Post by soutbarr » Tue Apr 02, 2024 5:59 pm

We are missing Pascal, Bliss, and x86ASM in addition to COBOL and Basic


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Re: Community Licence - Where is the COBOL compiler?

Post by sthomas » Fri Apr 19, 2024 12:13 pm

soutbarr wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2024 5:59 pm
We are missing Pascal, Bliss, and x86ASM in addition to COBOL and Basic
Pascal seems ok on mine:

Directory SYS$SYSROOT:[SYSMGR.PROG]

hello.EXE;1 16 19-APR-2024 16:09:53.12 [SYSTEM] (RWED,RWED,RE,)
hello.OBJ;1 8 19-APR-2024 16:09:45.97 [SYSTEM] (RWD,RWD,RWD,RWD)
hello.pas;4 1 19-APR-2024 16:09:44.29 [SYSTEM] (RWED,RWED,RE,)

Total of 3 files, 25 blocks.
$ type hello.pas
program hello(output);

begin
writeln("hello world!\n");
end.
$ run hello
hello world!
$
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Re: Community Licence - Where is the COBOL compiler?

Post by sms » Fri Apr 19, 2024 2:52 pm

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> We are missing Pascal, [...]

   As they said in elementary school since at least a century ago (and
for very good reason), "Show your work!"

   Your conclusion might be interesting, or even valid, but knowing how
you reached it can be critical in analyzing the problem.

   In this case, for example, the following two commands might lead to
different conclusions about Pascal (one more valid than the other):

      product show product pascal
      pascal /version

      https://forum.vmssoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8860&start=10#p20875

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