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Build mainframe environment in windows

Postby pradeepd » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:24 pm

How to Build mainframe environment in windows? :?:
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Re: Build mainframe environment in windows

Postby Robert Sample » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:18 am

Hercules-390 provides an emulator for Windows. You can then run MVS 3.8 (a mainframe operating system from many years ago) on Hercules.

IBM allows development partners to purchase systems that run mainframe z/OS software on Windows, but this option is NOT generally available if you do not work for one of their development partners. IBM holds copyright on their operating system and other system software and does not allow their current operating system and system software to be executed on PC emulators such as Hercules-390.

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Re: Build mainframe environment in windows

Postby Ed Goodman » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:52 pm

Our site uses a product from MicroFocus called Mainframe Express. It allows you to code and test using almost real COBOL, almost real IMS almost real VSAM, almost real DB2 and almost real CICS.

I say 'almost' because there are several small differences that you have to keep in mind while building the environment, mostly compiler settings, but a few gotchas with databases.

It's a nice system though, because a single person can do coding and testing with real mainframe data loaded to their PC. They can be their own DBA and restore/reset/build/change databases if they want.

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Re: Build mainframe environment in windows

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:44 pm

depending on the facilities needed it might be worth to look at
http://www.z390.org/zcobol/
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Re: Build mainframe environment in windows

Postby pradeepd » Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:47 pm

Thanks for your reply's

i seen this video in youtube (installing z/OS on hercules)
is it possible?

requirements for Microfocus cobol(mainframe express) environment.
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Re: Build mainframe environment in windows

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:50 pm

i seen this video in youtube (installing z/OS on hercules)
is it possible?


Yes it is, but it is not legal to do it

and ... if You succeed do not tell ;)
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Re: Build mainframe environment in windows

Postby pradeepd » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:50 pm

What about MF COBOL
How can I build it in my PC?
Is there any way to practice mainframes in my PC?
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Re: Build mainframe environment in windows

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:09 pm

see my previous suggestion about zcobol
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