Sean Caron scaron at
Mon Aug 10 15:49:47 CDT 2015

Dennis is correct, the MTS source and binary tapes were released to the
public a few years back and the URL he quotes is the hub for everything
MTS. If you want to spin up an instance yourself from scratch, I wrote a
little tutorial some time ago that will distill down the installation
documentation for you, and notes a few potential snags:

It's actually pretty easy to install and run MTS from scratch, in rather
stark contrast to many operating systems that ran on the 360/370 platform.

There are a wide variety of assemblers and compilers included; here's an
overview; just a few of them are broken (Pascal, C) but most run:

Have fun! MTS runs great on Hercules. I have an instance running pretty
much continuously on one of my servers and I'm always on there playing
around with old languages.



On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 4:35 PM, Dennis Boone <drb at> wrote:

> The UMich guys have made available images of tapes from many MTS
> releases.  Not all releases are complete.  They've also provided a built
> system of D6.0 (1986? -87?) with all the further changes it was running
> just before shutdown in the 90s.  (No tape images for this version yet.)
> You may want to look at:
> ASMH is a licensed program product, so they can't make it available.
> MTS used a fairly heavily modified version of it.  A lot of other
> languages are included, though.  There's a list on the above web site
> somewhere of the license status of many things.
> Source is included in the tapes.  If the SHOW bits to which you refer
> were shared amongst the consortium, and predate the release of D6.0,
> they're quite likely in there somewhere.  IIRC the copy of the MTS
> manuals on bitsavers were actually freshly generated in the last few
> years, so the thing might be referenced there.
> De

More information about the cctech mailing list