I have not-too-much experince with VMS, so bear with
me, but wouldn't it
be possible to do one of the following options:
1) Stick an 'emulation' user-mode shell on top of some free *nix
2) Take a stock free *nix kernel, and modify it to work more like VMS.
That was the idea. I thought of taking FreeBSD, and add device drivers for
peripherals and filesystems, as well as implementing the "shell".
I do have various VAXen to test this on.
Of course, the problem is deciding what ONE kernel to
use (prolly BSD or
Linux 2.??), and how to trim down the kernel to a small set of drivers for
I was thinking about using FreeBSD, simply for the availability of many
platform ports, including VAX.
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