Download & Install¶
Here you’ll find all the necessary explanations for installing OpenCobolIDE.
OpenCobolIDE depends on the following packages:
- Python 3
- PyQt5 or PyQt4
Note: starting from v4.6.2, the installed executable name is lowercase: opencobolide
A debian package is available here: https://launchpad.net/cobcide/+download
This package should work on any Ubuntu version >= 14.04 and on any version derived from Ubuntu.
OpenCobolIDE is available from the AUR.
You can install using one of the many available AUR helper; e.g. using yaourt:
yaourt -S opencobolide
OpenCobolIDE is up in the KaOs Community Package (KCP):
kcp -i gnu-cobol kcp -i opencobolide
Install Python3, PyQt5, GnuCOBOL and pip for Python3 using your package manager, then run the following commands:
sudo pip3 install OpenCobolIDE --upgrade
Note that if you have both PyQt5 and PyQt4 on your system, the IDE will use
PyQt5 by default. To force the use of PyQt4, you should set the
QT_API environment variable to
There is a dmg image available here: https://launchpad.net/cobcide/+download
The only thing you have to do is:
to install GnuCOBOL compiler, e.g. using homebrew:
brew install gnu-cobol
run the OpenCobolIDE app
If you installed the compiler in a non-standard path and it is not recognized, you
can specify and the path to the compiler in the preferences dialog under the
Build & Run section. Just
make sure to only specify the directory where the compiler can be found, not the full path.