VMS 4.4 source code microfiche

devin davison lyokoboy0 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 18:30:03 CST 2016

I made a trip to the library today and set up the reader. Expensive nice
piece of equipment, however it is going to take a long time to scan it all.
I am still uncertain as to weather this is the source or the compiler
output, as some people here suggested it may be.  Even with this full set,
is there not enough to build the entire system?  Was the full source ever
released?  The plan is to scan it all and get it archived. The scanner
seems to be doing a good job. If anyone has other microfiche that would go
well along with this set, and would be willing to mail them, I know how to
work the scanner now and can make a digital copy.

here are the first 12 pages i scanned off the first sheet.



On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 4:03 PM, John H. Reinhardt <johnhreinhardt at yahoo.com
> wrote:

> On 3/9/2016 3:44 PM, devin davison wrote:
>> I do not know much at all about what it would take to compile this into a
>> working system. My first step is going to be to get over to the library
>> and
>> get everything into a digital format. Ill be putting everything i scan up
>> online.
> If by "working system" you mean a fully functional (Open)VMS, then you
> won't. The source code listings on fiche (or CD/DVD) contain the compiler
> listings for many parts of Open)VMS, but not all. They also don't have the
> utilities needed in the highly complex toolchain that is used to create a
> working (Open)VMS system.  They were meant for those who do device driver
> and internal support to be able to find areas in the code to debug. They
> were not meant to be able to build a working system. If you want to know
> how a certain system service works or device driver or utility, they are
> great.
> Thank you in advance for putting it online (although it's possible HP
> might have something to say about it, but given the version, hopefully not).
> If there is a copy of the source on CD that someone can spare that would be
>> great, I was unaware any newer versions of the source code were
>> distributed
>> on newer formats such as CD.
> As others have said, (although I think it was V6.0 that started CD, but I
> could be quite wrong) the current format for source listings is CD (DVD for
> the 8.x IA64).  I have several from my stint at HP (as an Oracle DBA
> contractor, unfortunately not in OpenVMS support but you'd be surprised at
> how cheap you can buy things as an employee.)
> --Devin
> John H. Reinhardt

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