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GnuCOBOL

GnuCOBOL is a free, modern COBOL compiler. GnuCOBOL implements a substantial part of the COBOL 85, COBOL 2002 and COBOL 2014 standards and X/Open COBOL, as well as many extensions included in other COBOL compilers (IBM COBOL, MicroFocus COBOL, ACUCOBOL-GT and others).

GnuCOBOL translates COBOL into C and compiles the translated code using a native C compiler.
Build COBOL programs on various platforms, including GNU/Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. GnuCOBOL has also been built on HP/UX, z/OS, SPARC, RS6000, AS/400, along with other combinations of machines and operating systems.

While being held to a high level of quality and robustness, GnuCOBOL does not claim to be a “Standard Conforming” implementation of COBOL.

GnuCOBOL passes over 9600 of the NIST COBOL 85 test suite tests and over 750 internal checks during build.

GnuCOBOL owes many thanks to Roger While and Keisuke Nishida, developing the compiler since 2005.

GnuCOBOL was named GNU Cobol from September 2013 (where the project moved to GNU space) to September 2014. Before becoming a GNU project the name was OpenCOBOL with the same free spirit under GPL/LGPL it has now.

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For more information see http://www.gnu.org/software/gnucobol/.

Registration Date: Tue 01 Oct 2013 05:18:45 AM UTC
License: GNU General Public License v3 or later
Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable

 

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GnuCOBOL 2.2 released!
     posted by edwardhart, Thu 07 Sep 2017 11:42:02 AM UTC - 0 replies

Dear GnuCOBOL users,

after almost 7 years of continual improvement and refinements since
OpenCOBOL version 1.1 and 3 years after the release of GnuCOBOL 1.1,
the GnuCOBOL team is proud to announce the formal release of
GnuCOBOL 2.2.
We now reached a substantial coverage of COBOL 85, 2002, 2014 standard ...


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GnuCOBOL 2.2rc on alpha.gnu.org
     posted by btiffin, Sat 22 Jul 2017 03:14:18 PM UTC - 0 replies

A release candidate of GnuCOBOL 2.2 has been posted to alpha.gnu.org for trials.

ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/gnucobol/

gnucobol-2.2-rc.tar.gz

.xz archive also available. One other source kit more suitable for a commonly used operating system was also posted as gnucobol-2.2-rc_win.zip ...


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GNU Cobol 1.1 uploaded to ftp.gnu.org
     posted by btiffin, Sun 19 Jan 2014 09:46:17 AM UTC - 0 replies

After a long development cycle as OpenCOBOL, and recent acceptance as a GNU free software project, with a renaming to GNU Cobol, a release is out. The first ftp source kits are now signed and posted to

ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gnucobol
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