[FreeVMS] Re: New release 0.0.54

Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: New release 0.0.54
From: Roger Tucker (roger.tucker@mci.com)
Date: Fri Sep 10 2004 - 20:06:02 CEST


Thanks for the information.
I'm trying to get my feet wet and starting to looking at the code.
I have a few questions:

What are you thoughts about IPL? The i386s only allow turning on/off all

Are interrupts blocked on the i386 while your in an interrupt?
OK. I could go find that out, but I guess it's easier to just ask...

Is mycli() something you just using for debugging? Not sure what that is

Just getting started here and trying to figure out where to begin and how to

Roger Tucker

-----Original Message-----
From: freevms-owner@ml.free.fr [mailto:freevms-owner@ml.free.fr] On Behalf
Of Roar Thronæs
Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2004 2:34 AM
To: freevms@ml.free.fr
Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: New release 0.0.54

On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 03:08:35PM -0600, Roger Tucker wrote:
> Hope to start in a few weeks when I get up to speed on Linux.
> What version of the kernal do I need and is there a document that
> helps

That depends on what kind of functionality you want.
The newest one is the one that is worked on, but some previous ones have
functionality that is currently broken or temporarily disabled.

> people get started?

The README file is as usual a starter file.

> Is there a list of goals for the free VMS project?

There is a TASKLIST, but it might not be quite up to date.

> I know this might be a very difficult goal, but wouldn't one goal be
> to not break Linux?

Yes, but it seems that some things must/may be broken first, so that we can
build in compatibility later.

> That way, you could take advantage of all the programmers working in
> the Linux world?

Yes, for both the good and bad it is worth.

> What about a news group for the project?

Yes. (But there is none today)

Sorry for a bit late answer, but your mail ended up with an old thread so I
did not notice it before.

Roar Thronæs

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