[FreeVMS] Re: Module


Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: Module
From: Bruce Allen (claudevms@home.com)
Date: Sat Nov 03 2001 - 04:09:27 CET


I agree that i386 is the flagship chip for now.
I hope the Hammer (i386 64-bit implementation) from AMD is successful
since it would give the project a 64-bit platform.

I want FreeVMS to work on any platform but only VAX, Alpha, x86 support
the 4 processor modes that VMS uses. PPC, Sparc and others support only
KU modes.

I will find out if my provider supports anonymous FTP. I will also look at
CVS too.
I looked at CVS for Windows a while back and it looked complicated. I hope
the
Linux version is better.

regards,

ClaudeVMS

----- Original Message -----
From: "BERTRAND JoŽl" <joel.k.bertrand@free.fr>
To: <freevms@ml.free.fr>
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2001 12:43 AM
Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: Module

> Bruce Allen wrote:
>
> > What's involved in setting up a CVS tree?
>
>
> I search a CVS tree to put the source code of the project
> (kernel, system libraries and bootloader).
>
>
> > Can it be done on the same server that hosts a website?
>
>
> I don't know. I cannot have a CVS tree or anonym ftp on free.fr.
>
>
> > My provider allows me upto 500 MB of storage.
> > I'm a VMS developer guy and I don't know much about the web.
> > My provider says they will be mad if I cause too much traffic to their
site.
>
>
> I think that for a first time, this project does not make a lot
> of traffic...
>
>
> > I think distributing Compaq header files unmodified would be a bad
thing.
> > Microsoft paid lots of money to DEC for ripping off lots of VMS
internals.
> > This payoff was a quiet behind the scenes thing.
> >
> > I think implementing ODS-2 would be a great starting point.
> >
> > Is anyone looking at modifying the Linux kernel so it behaves like the
VMS
> > kernel?
> > What about chip architectures? Intel supports 4 rings while VAX and
Alpha
> > support
> > KESU. Other chips support 2 memory modes KU.
>
>
> I know. But I think that this kind of project must run on Intel
> architecture (VAX is old, alpha is dead...). A PPC port will be a good
> idea, maybe a sparc port (but I have some troubles with sparc processor
> and its stack pointer !).
>
> If this project cannot run on a i386, I think that nobody will use it.
>
> Regards,
>
> JKB
>
>
>
>
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