[FreeVMS] Re: Plan

Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: Plan
Date: Fri Nov 09 2001 - 10:44:38 CET

On Thu, Nov 08, 2001 at 04:45:06PM +0100, BERTRAND JoŽl wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm working on a roadmap, but... How many volunteers are there ?
> I propose :
> 1/ Make an announce (http://freshmeat.net/projects/freevms) for the
> release freevms.0.0.0 (when all copyrighted code will be removed) with a
> link at ftp://freevms.nvg.org/pub/vms/freevms/freevms.tgz renamed in
> freevms.0.0.0.tar.gz. Do you agree Roar ? (Sorry, I don't know if Roar

Maybe 0.000 instead? Maybe we would need more digits?

> is your first name...) ;


> 2/ Talking about the length field in the descriptors (64-bits integer or
> 16-bits) and memory alignement ;

Maybe we should start with 16-bits and in time do both?
(And VMS/AXP itself still has the 16-bits descriptors...
I expect there are good reasons for it)

It all depends on whether FreeVMS will be 64-bits earlier or later.
64-bits support will be some extra work, and we might have our hands
full with a VMS 5.x-ish system.
It might be better planning/preparing for 64-bits and most of the other
post-VMS 5.x features.
(After all, the complete Internals books are VMS 5.x)

-Roar Thronśs

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