MPE release history (was: Re: VMS versions)
fmc at reanimators.org
Tue May 7 22:25:28 CDT 2019
On May 6, 2019, at 23:11, r.stricklin via cctalk wrote:
> On May 6, 2019, at 5:02 PM, Frank McConnell via cctech wrote:
>> Likewise, there used to be an article about MPE release history. Links I know for it are:
>> <http://community.hpe.com/t5/General/MPE-Release-History/td-p/4075425> (20 Aug 2014)
>> <http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/General/MPE-Release-History/td-p/4075425> (28 Apr 2016)
>> Naturally it’s been wiped, and archive.org *doesn’t* have a copy, even though they have other pages under that t5/General directory in both cases.
> I saved a copy in 2012. There are files attached to some of the posts in that forum thread which collate the results and, amazingly, are still accessible:
> Grab them while you still can.
Thanks. Grabbed. Those have most of the information I was missing being able to find easily online: dates and version IDs for classic-3000 MPE releases. I wish I could still get the discussion text that led up to them because they don’t entirely fit with my memory.
The mid-1980s were kinda busy with MPE IV Q-MIT and its delta releases, which culminated in MPE V/R for the Series II/III and 30/33 (I ran it on a Series III), and MPE V/P which didn’t last very long, and then MPE V/E which had a future. Sometimes I have trouble remembering what happened when. I don’t remember more than one MPE V/R release (E.01.00) and it happened some time after MPE IV Q-Delta-2.
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