[FreeVMS] Re: Status of subprojects

Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: Status of subprojects
Date: Mon Jan 07 2002 - 12:13:04 CET

On Mon, Jan 07, 2002 at 11:14:53AM +0100, BERTRAND JoŽl wrote:
> Hello,
> I would know the status of all subprojects to update the FreeVMS web page.

Logicals still on hold.
Still doing scheduling, and have had to do something on ASTs and Event Flags.
I am currently looking into I/O.

It seems this is a case of:
If you say A, you also got to say B. You can avoid it for a while, you can
work around it for some time, but eventually you have to say B.

BTW, we are still understaffed regarding kernel development.

> SRM bootloader seems to work on all i386 arch. I will write the sparc
> support when I have more time to write the sparc version of the
> kernel... Thus, this subproject is completed since another arch will be
> supported by the kernel.

64-bit Sparc?
You have done Sparc assembly and such low-level on Sparc before?

> Filesystems ? We have two subprojects, a cluster filesystem and the
> ODS2/5 support.

Who is working on the cfs?
(I think we will need a lot of kernel functionality before we can do cfs)

> Help pages ? Thierry ?

Need LBR first?

> System libraries ?

A lot of library functions seem to have corresponding system services,
which again require kernel functionality.
(I might get a few more library calls done when the kernel funtionality
gets a bit more fleshed out)

The big clue seems to be getting more work done with kernel functionality.

> DCL subproject is currently sleeping... I have made a bad choice, I know
> how I must rewrite the DCL kernel, but I don't have time enough :-(
> Maybe a new version for the next month...

You have looked at the CLI part of the Process Dynamics chapter?
Of course, not everything can be implemented that way until we get more
VMS kernel functionality, but you will have to do some work-arounds until

> Fileutils ? Why not reuse a modified version of the gnu fileutils ?

Possible, since the functionality is about the same.

-Roar Thronśs

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