I am porting PCRE - Perl Compatible Regular Expressions [www.pcre.org], an open source library to z/OS with the intention to provide COBOL (and PL/I and Rexx) programmers with this capability. The package will be published as open source (BSD based license) and will be free for all to use. The product itself is written in C, but unless you are a C programmer and really interested, this should not be of any concern.
I need your help to test my installation process on a machine other then mine. If you agree, I will publish to you a file (version 0.0b, not yet ready for prime time or even to interact with COBOL) so you could test my installation process and critique my documentation.
Once this step is done, I will publish to the world version 0.1b for beta tests and soon after verfsion 0.3b that will interact with COBOL via a COBOL API. I will need your help for beta tests on that one as well.
Also, I need people from other countries who use EBCDIC code pages OTHER then IBM1047, to install, test and send me some compile results from those systems.
I hope, with your help, to publish a first limited production grade version soon.