Letters to the Editor
Just read with interest your 1996 article about your company's use of Progress on Linux. [“Sticking with Progress”, Peter Struijk and Lydia Kinata, September 1996]
As an international non-profit organization, we have used SCO Unix for 8 years and have been very pleased with it, except for the growing resources needed to run it, as well as the cost to buy and upgrade it.
At our international meetings in London last month, we decided to do some testing with Linux to see if it works in our environment and if it could be used as a replacement for our office networking systems. Our German office has been running nicely on Linux for several months, but has yet to get the Progress kit for testing.
Did you have a shared library from SCO or did you have to buy the license to make running Progress legal?
Are you running Progress 7 or 8 now?
We are looking at linking Progress with “static binding” to eliminate the need for the shared libraries, since we have the full development kit.
Progress says it will probably never support Linux directly since there is no standards body to refer to as there is with its commercial counterparts.
—Ron Tenny firstname.lastname@example.org
We actually use the free libraries distributed with iBCS: that is, they are available in a separate archive. The only two we need are libc_s and libnsl_s. I believe we still have an (old) SCO license, but we never had a need to use the original libs (although they work fine, too).
We are still running V6, but I've heard reports from the east coast and Canada that V7 and V8 can be run on Linux without (major) problems.
To join our mailing list for Linux Progress users, send e-mail to email@example.com with one line in the body containing the word “info”.
—Peter Struijk firstname.lastname@example.org
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One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
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