[FreeVMS] Re: Hi

Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: Hi
Date: Mon Apr 01 2002 - 16:19:28 CEST

On Mon, Apr 01, 2002 at 06:54:31PM +0530, dumb terminal wrote:

> I would like to work on this project and help in any way possible.

Nice to hear.

> Can you guys point me from where to start. I know a fair amount of C and

Might start with README.
I am doing some updates of it and including tasklists and literature lists.
(Currently in CVS, but will be included in the next release)

> some x86 assembly and some lesser amount of french too. I worked on VMS
> Currently I don't have access to any VMS machines can I access any VMS
> machine over the internet? So that I could refresh my VMS skills. From

Try http://www.hobbesthevax.com/

> what I gather currently FreeVMS is based on the linux 2.4 kernel, what I
> would like to know is are we modifying the kernel itself or building an

Modifying/extending, while keeping compatibility.

> emulation layer over the kernel so that whenever we have newer versions

The only thing resembling "emulation" is doing something like PAL.

> of linux kernel (or for that matter if we decide on some other OS
> kernel) porting FreeVMS would be easy. Does the current verison 0.11
> boot on Bochs (http://bochs.sourceforge.net/) ?

I have not tested bochs lately.
Tried to install Linux from a floppy-image, but there were some problems
with getting network support.
Bochs is a x86-emulator (very slow), but what is needed is a virtualizer.
I am currently using user-mode Linux some, but it seems only usable for
some parts.
(There are a lot of limitations, but I do not know it that good yet)

Considering today's date, please send the next after today. :)

Roar Thronæs

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