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rdg050 Absent Member.
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AcuEdit - Ace.

Any one here remember an editor written in COBOL called AcuEdit?  Looking for either a compiled version that will run with AcuCobol ver. 6.0 or the source code for it. 

We have the compiled version 1.0 which ran using a version 2.4.3 runtime but will not on a version 6.0 runtime and cannot figure out why it keeps throwing an error on startup.  The source code would be a great aid in diagnosing the problem.

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RE: AcuEdit - Ace.

Are you running the AcuEdit on Windows or somewhere else?

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Chuck Edgin Absent Member.
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RE: AcuEdit - Ace.

Written in ACUCOBOL, as in there's an object file that gets successfully executed via the v2.4.3 wrun32.exe? I haven't heard of it but it'd be interesting to see. Have you tried querying the object using cblutil? Use the command:

cblutl32 -info <ObjFile>

That should tell you what version it was compiled with and whether it has debugging enabled.

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cobol85 Absent Member.
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RE: AcuEdit - Ace.

Hi together, i have sourcecode original ...
and modified in a module ...
mail to me if you are interested ...

* $Id: edit.cbl,v 1.3 1996/02/14 18:23:08 gary Exp $
identification division.
program-id. edit is initial program.
********************************************************************
* *
* 'edit' *
* *
* author ........ : Maurizio Girometti *
* *
* date written .. : 19/06/92 *
* release ....... : 1.0.0 *
* *
********************************************************************
* DATA ULTIMO AGGIORNAMENTO .. : *
********************************************************************
* *
* compile with -Si dyn -Sx sta to use m$alloc *
* *
********************************************************************
RobertRedekop Trusted Contributor.
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RE: AcuEdit - Ace.

1. What is the error message?
2. If it is using a dll, I remember the default changed for the DLL-CONVENTION variable's value.
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mricky Absent Member.
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RE: AcuEdit - Ace.

I'm interested to the cobol source my email address is mricky@tiscali.it
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rdg050 Absent Member.
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RE: AcuEdit - Ace.

It was being used on SCO and LINUX
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rdg050 Absent Member.
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RE: AcuEdit - Ace.

The error is a '35 - file not found' with no info as to what filename it is looking for.
I rather doubt that it is using any dll's as it was written back in the 80's or 90's.
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RobertRedekop Trusted Contributor.
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RE: AcuEdit - Ace.

Ahh. So that's the cobol side of things, and the DLL-CONVENTION won't help and you are right, you need the source code. Of note, I found reference to AcuEdit in an old acucobol tip about W$KEYBUF, that is here on the website:
supportline.microfocus.com/.../tip15.asp
That quick aside says that yes, the whole editor is written acubcobol-85.

To get the filename, you could turn on "tf" and check your trace log.
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rdg050 Absent Member.
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RE: AcuEdit - Ace.

Tried that, it comes up blank. From comparing a working trace on 2.3.4 and a non-working trace on 6.0.0 it appears it maybe when it is attempting to create a number of temp files in /tmp. But with no compiled in source it is hard to tell what is really going on.
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dalekreitzer
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RE: AcuEdit - Ace.

without source, it's going to be difficult. Question: Are your running these on the same server, with same cblconfig file? It sounds like you might be missing an environment variable setting that defines the location (?) of the temporary files. Maybe!

Dale

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dalekreitzer
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RE: AcuEdit - Ace.

try running with full debug listing (using runcbl -dlxe ErrorFile ProgramName) ... while you won't get the full debug listing, it should show you the entire environment that you could compare.

Dale

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rdg050 Absent Member.
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RE: AcuEdit - Ace.

Running on same hardware only using a newer runtime, same cblconfig file. From trace output it appears program tries altering a number of parameters on startup. One of which is 'FILE_PREFIX' which it adds '.' (the local dir) to on old runtime and it sets to nothing or is failing on newer runtime as it is blank.
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