Use FTP with MVS 3.8 TK MAINFRAME in windows

Submitted by Dickens A S on Thu, 09/10/2020 - 05:11

It is easy to use FTP with the MVS 3.8 Turnkey in windows

first enable command mode in windows

open command prompt and goto "unattended" folder


And issue the below commands

C:\MyFiles\mvs>cd unattended


Hercules console mode activated for unattended operations (mvs.bat)
Press any key to continue...

C:\MyFiles\mvs\unattended>cd ..

Then start mvs from the same command prompt

Run COBOL / gnuCOBOL using Cygwin in Windows

Submitted by Dickens A S on Sun, 08/23/2020 - 11:00
Run COBOL in windows

Why COBOL in 2020?

The reason is, many migration still happening from mainframe COBOL to Java or .NET

If the developer knows how test the COBOL in his local machine, then it benefits the migration to speed up

This article demonstrates the Cygwin dependencies to compile gnuCOBOL from source code

Install Cygwin with below list of dependencies

Compiling GTK4 in windows with Vulkan

Submitted by Dickens A S on Sat, 12/07/2019 - 10:06

Step 1 download and install

Step 3 Install toolchains

pacman -S --needed mingw-w64-x86_64-toolchain
pacman -S --needed mingw-w64-x86_64-meson
pacman -S --needed mingw-w64-x86_64-pkg-config
pacman -S --needed mingw-w64-x86_64-glib2
pacman -S --needed mingw-w64-x86_64-pango
​​​​​​​pacman -S --needed mingw-w64-x86_64-cairo
​​​​​​​pacman -S --needed mingw-w64-x86_64-vulkan-devel

Step 4 Install GTK4 dependencies 

Installing R using Cygwin

Submitted by Dickens A S on Wed, 11/27/2019 - 14:37

R is amazing platform which many numerical methods and analysis options available

This article explains how to use R in Windows using Cygwin

Reason for Cygwin, it has X11 and Cygwin-X with amazing setup selection tools and many libraries

Below are the installation steps

Step 1: Download and install Cygwin and dependencies

64 Bit Windows: 32 Bit Windows: