I should add that using many of the features of gnuCOBOL may also help familiarize me with IBM COBOL advancements because as stated in the FAQ…GnuCOBOL implements a substantial part of the COBOL 85, COBOL 2002, and COBOL 2014 standards, as well as many extensions of the existent COBOL compilers. And the COBOL versions that […]
I’ve basically been fairly happy with Manjaro KDE. The thing that took away the biggest stumbling block in my previous testing is to update using the CLI. Manjaro is a little more aggressive concerning updating programs than I’d prefer. For example I just installed gnuCOBOL using pamac and it installed RC1 (release candidate #1) . […]
Did some research and writing some sample programs to do more advanced screen I/O processing. Have done very basic Display/Accept. Need to learn to use the Screen Section for more advanced screen handling. In general my gnuCOBOL programs basically use the old IBM COBOL, I learned many years ago and don’t take advantage of the […]
Interesting…I was watching a YouTube video and saw this picture of Grace Hopper holding a COBOL report from the Department of Defense that I recognized. It can be found, dated April 1960, in its entirety at the Internet Archive.
Hercules mainframe emulation, while not the sole important use of Linux for me, never the less has become an important and enjoyable aspect in the use of my Linux distro of choice. Something that I was hardly aware of a few years ago has been something I frequently…on and off, use. So I Got Hercules […]
No sooner than I say I’m about finished working on my greenbar program, than I add a ‘-b’ option to print on bluebar instead of the default greenbar…so I don’t have to manually edit the program!
I changed the first print line to start lower on the form for better looking alignment. I also finally figured out how to use the python module PyPDF2 to crop a little off the left side of the form (thanks to a YouTube video) for better symmetry as well as removing the pesky 1st blank […]
I have listened to podcasts for many years. Many different types but especially technical and within technical mostly computers and within computers mostly Linux. I just discovered, IMHO a great new (not actually but to me) podcast called Command Line Heroes created by RedHat. Unlike most technical podcasts that become outdated within a few months […]
Have now successfully used Manjaro longer than I ever have before. Apparently only because I update manually from the cli with ‘sudo pacman -Syu’. How silly I was to assume that I should use the pamac app that tells me I have updates[by the clock at the bottom of the screen ]. I still use […]
Thoughts on IBM leadership change, especially with IBM recently acquiring Redhat. With Ginni Rometty (the 1st female CEO at IBM), to step down in April and Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst’s (formally from Delta) IBM promotion to President…what does that mean for IBM? Many on the Linux community had hoped Jim would step into Genni’s […]