Licensing Visual Cobol Personal Edition under Linux?

Trying out the Personal Edition looking to find the right COBOL to do a project with, but for the life of me, I cannot get the Linux version with eclipse to license. Anyone else succeeded with this and willing to share a tip or two to a very frustrated person? 

Also, the project involves a lot of CGI programs running on a single Linux box. I am open to the best and lowest cost options to do this. There are a half dozen maintenance programs that run either in a batch mode or as a green screen app. It doesn't matter if they run green screen or GUI to me, we can easily do either. It is mostly the extended ACCEPT we are looking for. (I said CGI, but these are mostly Ajax powered web programs, and actually they transmit XML with each transaction.) 

I have included the only information I can find about licensing it below, and that is not the 16 character license code the license manager is looking for. :) 

Thanks, 

-Paul 

Serial NumberProductVersionPlatform
600000520170 Visual COBOL for Eclipse Personal Edition 2.1.Update 1 x86-64 running SuSE Linux ES 11/11 SP2 32/64 Bit
DescriptionLicense KeyLicense Expiration  Full
Installer
  Web
Installer
 
Visual COBOL for Eclipse for SUSE x86-64 License expires 1 year after activation        
 
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  • Hi Chris- thanks for such a great answer, that is very appreciated.

    Unfortunately, when I start Eclipse, it comes straight up without asking for license information. It does not present or see a Cobol perspective either. I tried uninstalling Visual Cobol and the imstalled liscense manager several times, as well as several versions of the JDK. Same behavior.

    I did write to MF support, and a nice lady named Melissa replied as below. I think everything is setup correctly, at least the setup script does not report any errors. Cob and ccbl will both run, but report no license available. And as noted above, Eclipse isn't asking for a license.

    Know any other address at MF that I might be able to send a request to?

    Thanks - Paul

    --------------- Begin Include -------------------------

    Hello,

     Thank you for your email.

     Visual COBOL Personal Edition is supported through the Micro Focus Community Site.

     Please raise your query (including attachments and imagry) to the community site and someone will  

     answer your query shortly.

     community.microfocus.com/.../visual_cobol

     Thanks

     Melissa

    ------------------ End Include ---------------------

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  • Hi Chris- thanks for such a great answer, that is very appreciated.

    Unfortunately, when I start Eclipse, it comes straight up without asking for license information. It does not present or see a Cobol perspective either. I tried uninstalling Visual Cobol and the imstalled liscense manager several times, as well as several versions of the JDK. Same behavior.

    I did write to MF support, and a nice lady named Melissa replied as below. I think everything is setup correctly, at least the setup script does not report any errors. Cob and ccbl will both run, but report no license available. And as noted above, Eclipse isn't asking for a license.

    Know any other address at MF that I might be able to send a request to?

    Thanks - Paul

    --------------- Begin Include -------------------------

    Hello,

     Thank you for your email.

     Visual COBOL Personal Edition is supported through the Micro Focus Community Site.

     Please raise your query (including attachments and imagry) to the community site and someone will  

     answer your query shortly.

     community.microfocus.com/.../visual_cobol

     Thanks

     Melissa

    ------------------ End Include ---------------------

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