Looking for VAXSET Software Engineering Tools for VMS 4.x

Peter Coghlan cctalk at beyondthepale.ie
Mon May 17 16:43:22 CDT 2021

Zane Healy wrote:
> 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.


How about redirecting DECW$BOOKREADER to display on an X server elsewhere?


Peter Coghlan

> Zane

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