zCOBOL is an open source portable mainframe COBOL compiler available as
part of the z390 open source portable mainframe assembler for Windows or
Linux starting with z390 v1.5.00. You can download z390 and zcobol in
InstallShield format for Windows for file image format for Linux from
www.z390.org. You will also need the J2SE Java runtime which you can
download from Sun Developer Network. The latest release of zcobol
v1.5.01 has been regression tested with J2SE 6 update 16. Be sure to
remove any old obsolete versions of J2SE such as 1.4 or 1.5 which may
conflict with current version. Once you have installed z390 with zcobol
and J2SE runtime, then you can start the z390 GUI interface or command
line interface and enter the following command to compile, link, and
execute the COBOL hello world demo on Windows or Linux:
TinyCOBOL is a COBOL compiler being developed by members of the free software
community. The compiler was tiny, and accept only a subset of COBOL 74 standard,
but could easily be expanded to full compliance. There were no "MOVE CORRESPONDING"
nor "ALTER" statements.
Cobol For GCC - a GNU project - Free Software Foundation
COBOL For GCC is a project to produce a free COBOL compiler compliant with the COBOL 85
Standard, integrated into the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC).
COBOL12 is a 16-bit COBOL compiler that runs under DOS or Windows. The compiler was
originally based on Ansi74, but has undergone many changes since its inception. It
does not include some features such as SORT and STRING, but it has many non-standard
Cevela MX COBOL 3.0 compiler
User friendly simple and compact compiler in MS Windows environment for small tasks
and training of basic programming skills in Cobol language. It is based on ANSI-74
COBOL with some features from ANSI-85 (initialize, end-if, end-perform) and ISO
1989:2002 (scereen section). It's output is source in C which can be very easy
compiled and linked to EXE-form with automatic following free historical Borland TC
2.01 compiler packet. There are no supplemented C-libraries and no C-language
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Microfocus COBOL ( Free cobol compiler trail )
You need to fill a form to get Microfocus cobol compiler trail version for windows.
VerY good GUI avaiable with this tool.
IBM COBOL Compiler for Windows
COBOL for Windows, V7.6 is a cost-effective alternative for customers of third-party
applications requiring COBOL compilers. COBOL compiler: For customers of third-party
applications for developing and deploying COBOL applications on Microsoft Windows
Fujitsu COBOL Compiler
Fujitsu used to provide an early version (V3) of their COBOL compiler for free. It worked
well but didn't have many features that were introduced in later versions so it didn't
threaten sales for business use. That version, created in the early '90s, no longer works
on today's computers and versions of Windows and is no longer supported. It has not made
sense to offer more recent versions in this way.
Today Fujitsu NetCOBOL compilers are only sold at their full retail price - a price that
is set by the value delivered for business use. This price is usually beyond the reach of
most students and academic institutions.
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