COBOL SCREENSAVER, release 0.1

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Change Set: a1b7a238b20f
Released: Mar 17, 2012
Updated: Mar 17, 2012 by mfisher_ix
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Release Notes

Initial release, consisting of SCREENSAVER.CBL, ScreenSaver.java, and README.TXT. The README file includes system requirements, instructions for installing the recommended OpenCobol compiler and libraries, and instructions for compiling and deploying your new screen saver.

Known issues:
  • SCREENSAVER.CBL and ScreenSaver.java merely demonstrate proof of concept. When compiled and deployed, they will result in a basically functional screen saver, which can be selected from the Windows screen saver settings dialog, can be previewed, and will run if you wait for Windows to show the screen saver. However, the screen saver is visually rather lame, and not is yet compliant with Microsoft's standard for command line options which must be accepted for screen savers. For example, support for the Settings button in the Windows screen saver settings dialog is not yet provided. These defects will be addressed in forthcoming releases.
  • The object-oriented code for the GUI interface is still written in Java, and has not yet been ported to isCOBOL. When ported, instructions will be provided regarding installation of the additional isCOBOL compiler which will be needed to compile the object-oriented COBOL code.

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