Looking for Johnson's pcc DG Nova and Eclipse 3472
I can probably remember it.
If I ever get that far.
Besides that it's long dead :-)
Multi user time sharing system. Apps programmed in interpreted basic. System written in buttembler.
Looking for Johnson's pcc DG Nova and Eclipse 3473
For the moment, I am just going to look at the routines to see how feasible such a hack would be. The "small-c:PC compiler by Ron Cain" is...
Slim, for several reasons. It is still under copyright, and has never been released, AFAIK. Also, in order for it to run, there is a license device, called a 'PICO', that has to be fastened to the backplane. And they are version specific. The same kind of thing as used on the parallel port for software protection for PC's.
Another issue is that all the copies that I have are setup for either Diablo 44 Drives, on the DCC controller (Device ID 33) or Point 4 SMD controller (Device ID 27). I doubt that Simh knows about those controllers.
ISTR that DG made RDOS avail for personal use. I don't know that to be true for IRIS. That doesn't matter for me, as I have the licenses, but it does for allowing anyone else to have a copy. I have corresponded with someone who was trying to get IRIS released. I will contact him again to see if he has made any progress. It has been a few years.
Well, since the Nova 3 has a stack, life would be much easier for a C compiler. But, I don't have a Nova 3. I knew someone that had one, I wonder if he still does. Maybe he would give it to me, if he no longer wants it. Have to check.
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