Looking for VAXSET Software Engineering Tools for VMS 4.x

Zane Healy healyzh at avanthar.com
Mon May 17 16:04:01 CDT 2021

On May 17, 2021, at 1:54 PM, Malte Dehling <mdehling at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, May 17, 2021 at 12:46:31PM -0700, Zane Healy wrote:
>>> On May 16, 2021, at 5:51 AM, Malte Dehling via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>>> I have now generated a contents listing for the CONOLD CDs:
>>> https://archive.org/details/vms-conold-1989-03
>>> https://archive.org/details/vms-conold-1989-07
>> Did you read these on a VAX?  I’m trying to use MGBOOK (based on
>> VTBOOK), to read the files from
>> CDROM-AG-NC67C-RE-1989-07-VMS-CONOLD.iso.  I’m on a system running
>> VAX/VMS 5.5-2, and I am able to read the DECW$BOOKSHELF files, but not
>> the DECW$BOOK files.
>> I’m able to read the Bookreader documentation installed with VAX/VMS
>> 5.5-2 just fine using MGBOOK.
> I just did a TYPE *.DECW$BOOKSHELF in a simulated vax and wrote a little
> python script to generate the contents listing.
> I don't know MGBOOK, so I can't help you there.  On my VAXstation 3100
> running VMS 5.5-2, I can read the documentation using the standard
> DECW$BOOKREADER application after doing:

Thanks!  Knowing that helps.  I don’t have a monitor on any of my VAXstations, so couldn’t try that.


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