The Joys of NFS and OpenVMSMonday, 19 May 2014 11:25  (nearly 4 years ago)Lately I have been making extensive use of NFS on OpenVMS VAX coupled with Ubuntu Linux. Unfortunately, being on VAX means that there are no new versions of HP TCP/IP Service past V5.3 ECO4 and OpenVMS VAX V7.3 and its associated patches. This means that when[more]
C-Kermit for AndroidFriday, 20 July 2012 01:51  (5 years ago)Recently I purchased an Acer Iconia Tab A200 with the intention of using it as my primary travel computing device, relegating my Compaq CQ41 laptop to pretty much a desktop role. I had looked around to ensure that there would be adequate software to do most[more]
Configuring Emulated Ethernet for Charon-AXPMonday, 25 June 2012 13:33  (5 years ago)In the last month or so I have been involved in configuring an Alpha virtualisation solution for a client. They have an AlphaServer DS15A which they would like to move to an emulated CHARON-AXP DS10L. Until it came to configuring the network the whole process[more]
asprintf for OpenVMSWednesday, 21 December 2011 11:45  (6 years ago)For a long time the C Run-Time Library that ships with OpenVMS and the HP C compiler has been behind the curve. It usually takes a number of years to catch up with POSIX functionality, and in many cases it never catches up with GNU or *BSD extensions to the[more]
Running Java Software on OpenVMSThursday, 08 April 2010 01:38  (7 years ago)Things have been pretty quiet on my blog for the last few months. Of course, this doesn't mean things have been quiet with me. On the contrary, the blog has been neglected because I have been quite busy. So, here is the first of many posts covering the things[more]
Images from launch of Soyuz TMA-17Monday, 21 December 2009 21:51  (8 years ago)Yesterday, at 21:52 UTC I had the pleasure of watching the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft lauch from Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. This is the first time I have watched a Soyuz launch. It is also the second time I have watched a space craft launch via the streaming[more]
A BLISS-ful family treeSunday, 13 December 2009 21:52  (8 years ago)A while back there were some posts on comp.os.vms regarding the history of Digital Equipment Corporation like, "Dave Cutler, Prism, DEC, Microsoft, etc." This particular post covered most of the DEC userland mythology. As usual though it is more than a little[more]
Improvements in VWcmsSunday, 22 November 2009 23:26  (8 years ago)This blog, and in fact the entire Endless Software Solutions website, is maintained using the web content management system, VWcms (pronounced vee-dub). VWcms is a software packaged developed and maintained by Mark Daniel, the author of the WASD web server[more]
TECO has now entered the realm of the internetThursday, 19 November 2009 20:18  (8 years ago)So it's Friday and I feel like doing something a little fun although not really that useful. Yesterday I made a crack about getting TECO running in a Common Gateway Interface environment. Well, that's exactly what I decided to do. What follows is a set of[more]
Serving Mercurial repositories from OpenVMSMonday, 16 November 2009 08:51  (8 years ago)I have just completed configuring the Mercurial repositories that hold the open source software served by Kednos. It is now possible to use the hg client to fetch and build MMK (The Halls Of ZK and MX will follow very soon) from The following[more]
DOS file attributes on OpenVMSMonday, 02 November 2009 05:10  (8 years ago)A few years ago, four according to the source, I was asked if it was possible to set the DOS file attributes on an OpenVMS file that existed on an Advanced Server (aka Pathworks) share. I wasn't sure, but it took only a minute or so to check it out. Sure enough[more]
Jabbing the JIB...Monday, 26 October 2009 07:43  (8 years ago)Recently there was a post to comp.os.vms, JIB Jab. It asked of a way, from DCL, to determine the name of a process' job logical name table. I posted (and submitted to the following solution: The procedure below accepts the process id to look[more]
The VMS/L&T SIG Collection needs YOU!Friday, 23 October 2009 08:56  (8 years ago)I have announced (even tweeted) a call for submissions for the next VMS/L&T SIG Collection. That's right. It's a collection now, not a tape. The last release was all the way back in Spring (for those in the Northern Hemisphere) 2007. A lot has happened since[more]
This is the program that doesn't end...Monday, 19 October 2009 20:19  (8 years ago)Does anyone remember that song, The Song That Never Ends? I remember it from the end credits of Lamb Chop's Play Along when I was a kid. That was the first thing I thought of when I heard of a quine. Although, a quine is a whole lot easier to tolerate! Of[more]