cobol >> Fujitsu NetCOBOL and winXP SP2

by Pete Dashwood » Fri, 20 May 2005 08:06:26 GMT

Having just set up a couple of notebooks for friends, that use XP (SP2) I
thought I might upgrade my 'old' notebook (the one with COBOL on it) to
this level also.

I seem to recall some people having trouble with COBOL after doing this and
I'd like to know if anybody has any experience in this area?

If you have had some problems with NetCOBOL (I'm running version 6) and win
XP Pro (SP2) could you please post here?

If you don't want to go public, please mail me privately.

Thanks for your help,


cobol >> Fujitsu NetCOBOL and winXP SP2

by Richard » Fri, 20 May 2005 08:45:36 GMT

> If you have had some problems with NetCOBOL (I'm running version

It surprise you to know that I have a laptop here with XP SP2 and
NetCobol 6. It appears to work OK doing a simple compile, debug and
run, but I haven't exercised it fully.

The laptop normally boots into Mandrake 10.1 and I have just upgraded
this to Mandriva (Mandrake 10.2).

cobol >> Fujitsu NetCOBOL and winXP SP2

by HeyBub » Fri, 20 May 2005 22:16:57 GMT

We run XP-SP2 on all our production machines. FJ COBOL 6.1 works without a
hitch (compiling and executing). We have 300+ clients running our software
on differing versions of Windows (including 2003 Server), also with no

Fujitsu NetCOBOL and winXP SP2

by Pete Dashwood » Sat, 21 May 2005 18:35:55 GMT

Mnay thanks toRichard and HeyBub for the comments.


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Fujitsu NetCOBOL and winXP SP2

by Theo » Mon, 30 May 2005 15:16:52 GMT

I too was runningCOBOL 6.1 with XP Pro without a hitch

The only issue (actually concern) I have, and you should be carefull of
this, is when your PC / Laptop freezes and you can't do anything about
this.. which means you need to approach Fujitsu to send you a new license..
so far they have been great with me to say the least, more so since I
purchased a new laptop late last year which proved to be a "lemon" (6
rebuilds so far)

Kind rgds


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