I worked as COBOL programmer in the past, but after reading the following article:
I decided to install gnu-cobol package to refresh my knowledge on COBOL but, to my surprise, gnu-cobol package has been retired from Fedora 32 repositories. Does anybody know why?
I had to fall back to
It was retired long ago:
It was orphaned and no one picked it up for six weeks, so it was retired:
Oh, what a pity! It’s good time to resume it’s maintenance!
Well, it needs someone to do the work of maintaining it. In this case we’re lucky that someone else stepped up, but if not it would have remained orphaned + retired. (The Fedora package maintainers are volunteers so they won’t take up packages they don’t need themselves.)
Since you do use it and have the necessary technical skills to build it, would you please volunteer as a co-maintainer and ensure that it isn’t retired again?
You can get sponsored as a co-maintainer:
Well… I’ll first have to learn how to make a rpm package
Thanks for your links!
It isn’t much harder than building software from source. So you’ll be fine. Feel free to start a new topic in the
#community:contributing-to-fedora category if you have queries.
someone is writing a post in
magazine about your interest:
Hi all, it’s been a few years since I have proposed an article, but I am wanting to get back into writing. I have an article rough draft fleshed out and I think it might be good for an upcoming article in Fedora Magazine. It walks readers through installing gnucobol, then goes on to detail coding a simple hello world program in Vim, then running the program. Finally, it walks readers through writing, compiling, and running a more interesting cobol program, such as a Fibonacci counter. Please let…
Here is the Magazine Post:
COBOL is still powering business critical operations and Fedora 33 is an excellent platfrom for COBOL development. Learn how to install and configure COBOL as well as compile and run a program.
Est. reading time: 5 minutes
References from KOJI fedora build system
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