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Cobol Compiler available in plug-in [message #500678] Fri, 27 November 2009 13:42 Go to next message
cdsosi is currently offline cdsosiFriend
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Registered: November 2009
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I am using Cobol Plugin for eclipse and I am facing some problems using it.

Cobol Plug-in seems to be plugged with Fujitsu NetCobol Compiler by default.

1st question :
Is it possible to plug this plug-in with another compiler (freeware!)?

2nd question :
If i want to only use the editor part not the compiler, is it possible to remove the link with the building process.

3rd question :
I do not have Fujitsu NetCobol Compiler with my plug-in of course and there is a side-effect which is a problem to me. A thread tries to build the project at some regular intervals and erase the console output systematically before logging build output message. All the previously logged messages are lost ;(((
Example of build output :

Project TEST build started at 27 novembre 2009 12:12:45
Project TEST build finished at 27 novembre 2009 12:12:45

Last question :
Would not it be possible to introduce a specific console for buildind process?

Any help or suggestions on all that would be appreciated.

Re: Cobol Compiler available in plug-in [message #502185 is a reply to message #500678] Mon, 07 December 2009 05:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tetsuya Suehisa is currently offline Tetsuya SuehisaFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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Hello cdsosi,

Thank you for using COBOL Plugin. I will answer your question.

1. As you mentioned, the COBOL Plugin is originally designed to use FUJITSU NetCOBOL compiler.
If you want to switch the compiler to OpenCOBOL or some sort of free COBOL, you can modify the plugin.
But I know it is not easy and requires much time to improve it so that even we have not provide the function.
If you are interested in developing COBOL Plugin, will you join us and contribute this?

2. The instructions below may be the help.
Select the project and click right button > Properties > Builders > Uncheck COBOL Builer and push OK

3. Same as No.2.

4. I'm sorry I don't understand what you want. Could you tell me a little more concretely?

Re: Cobol Compiler available in plug-in [message #502215 is a reply to message #502185] Mon, 07 December 2009 09:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
cdsosi is currently offline cdsosiFriend
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Hello Tetsuya,

Thanks for answering too!

1. I do not have much time to go deep inside the COBOL Plugin especially if you say that it is not easy part but maybe later and same remark for joining and contributing Wink

2. Thanks for the checkbox state to disable on the Project Properties. I had not seen that.
I went to the Window > Preferences > COBOL menu and in the COBOL Settings area there is a checkbox FUJITSU NetCOBOL that is "uncheckable" (I thought it was the way to disable building process...)

3. ok

4. I 'll try to be more explicit!! Because of problem mentioned in 3 i thought it could be a solution to introduce a specific view (named "COBOL Console " for instance) in eclipse to log messages from COBOL Plugin building process. Specific consoles are often available in eclipse for CVS, Tomcat, ... In fact it seems that it is not a problem and that a specific console is already available for COBOL building process!! In the "Display Selected Console" it was the COBOL Build Process that is selected by default. Other messages can be viewed by selecting other console... Sorry about that.

However, I think there is another little problem that you should be interested in knowing (when the Project > Properties > Builders > COBOL Builder is checked Wink). I am developping a plugin under eclipse and have several projects in my workspace (Java, Java Plugin, COBOL). When I debug my plugin by launching a second eclipse runtime instance (Debug As Eclipse Application in other words!) the COBOL building process is launched many times (13 times, the build messages are displayed and erased ~ 13 times) althought the COBOL project has no modification inside. I do not think that it is a normal behavior.

Re: Cobol Compiler available in plug-in [message #753965 is a reply to message #502215] Mon, 31 October 2011 08:56 Go to previous message
Juanita  Young is currently offline Juanita YoungFriend
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