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james_rollinson
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Pinned topic Moving from AIX to Linux

‏2010-07-06T11:06:38Z |

We have a couple of hundred Cobol-AIX modules . Our UNIX-team want us to migrate off AIX and go to SUSE linux enterprise.
Does this mean we have to say goodbye to Cobol ?
Updated on 2012-04-19T16:22:19Z at 2012-04-19T16:22:19Z by TooManyScreenNames
  • jsayles
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    Re: Moving from AIX to Linux

    ‏2010-07-08T12:22:43Z  in response to james_rollinson
    Hi James. This forum is mostly monitored by the z/OS COBOL team, but I've just sent a note off to the AIX and distributed team with a link to your post. Give them a day or two to answer? Thanks, Jon
    • Melanie_Ullmer
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      Re: Moving from AIX to Linux

      ‏2010-07-21T16:40:15Z  in response to jsayles

      Hi James
      Our COBOL platform support does include AIX though not Linux at this time. We would like to learn more about your linux requirements. Would you contact Roland Koo directly, rkoo@ca.ibm.com.
      Thanks
      melanie
      • TooManyScreenNames
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        Re: Moving from AIX to Linux

        ‏2012-04-19T16:22:19Z  in response to Melanie_Ullmer
        Internally (IBM SWG), we're interested in being able to migrate AIX to Linux. I'll keep looking forward through these posts, but I don't think anyone's been paying the Linux market (particularly Linux for System z) much attention; I'd imagine business cases are few and far between.

        If that fails, would it be possible to make the COBOL interfaces with z/OS UNIX System Services equivalent to those with JES/JCL COBOL interfaces? In particular, I'm talking about DB2 co-processing. It appears that much of the 'trailblazing' necessary was done for xlc/c89 and could probably be outright borrowed for COBOL. Again, we'd probably be hunting all year for a substantive business case; but we're backed into a corner: either this existing COBOL application either runs on z/OS UNIX or z/Linux with full access to DB2, or it gets rewritten into C/C++.
    • Dwayne_M
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      Re: Moving from AIX to Linux

      ‏2013-06-19T15:06:34Z  in response to jsayles

      This forum is for IBM COBOL on all platforms, not just z/OS.

       

  • dickr
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    Re: Moving from AIX to Linux

    ‏2013-06-19T07:27:16Z  in response to james_rollinson

    You started this story 3 years ago. How did it end?

    1. Running linux now?
    2. Micro focus cobol?
    3. OpenCOBOL?
    4. Bye bye COBOL?
    • ugr
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      Re: Moving from AIX to Linux

      ‏2013-09-23T14:51:03Z  in response to dickr

      Please have a look at RFE #35491. Current status is uncommitted candidate, may be be if you vote for it it gets accelerated (in case Linux on z is your favorite target).

      • 3GWT_Charles_Miyawa
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        Re: Moving from AIX to Linux

        ‏2013-09-24T14:11:36Z  in response to ugr

        I'm sorry, I saw your email.  I do not know how to post the RFE number as you requested.  I need a little time to figure this out.