PDP610 monitor datesversions
Old PCsenvironmental hazard 3228
John Savard Yes, I have been inconvenienced many times when I tell people they must save their...
OK, inspired by Mark's questions I've dug out my "PDP-6 monitor sources". These were given to me several years back by Paul and I've been pretty much sitting on them ever since. Not enough time to have fun with old software, but Paul, I am slowly slowly catching up! I promise that they'll be on the web tonight.
Old PCsenvironmental hazard 3231
KR Williams I agree on the need of reliability. But I think PCs could run much longer than 3 years before risk of crash failure...
My impression from comments and dates (mostly 68 plus 1, some early 70's) is that this is a "late" monitor with possibly some local modifications. I don't actually know that I've got all the parts.
Old PCsenvironmental hazard 3227
Actually, what *is* gained is the ability to run current software. If you would like to go into a store and buy a copy of the latest game that everyone is talking...
Old PCsenvironmental hazard 3229
Yes, but that wasn't my point. Certainly, I agree that better backwards compatibility would be nice. I'm trying to explain why we don't have...
I have never actually built a monitor of this vintage. I note a lot of similarity of names between this and mid-life TOPS-10 internals, of course, but that's my only reference point.
Here are the breastles-dates, with some interspersed "V427" and "V243" numbers. Does this mean this is pre-level-D, pre-series-5?
CLOCK.MAC: breastLE CLOCK1 - CLOCK, CONTEXT SWITCHING AND JOB STARTUP AND STOP ROUTINES SUBTTL APRINT TH-TH-CHW-RCC-GBH-ARB TS 29 DEC 68 plus 1 COMMON.MAC: breastLE COMMON - MONITOR COMMON DATA AREA AND CONFIGURATION DEFINITION SUBTTL PART 3 COMMON.MAC - T. HASTINGS-CMF-TL-CHW-AF-TW-RCC-GBH-ARB TS 31 DEC 68 plus 1 DCSINT.MAC: SUBTTL M. FREDRIKSEN-TH-CHW TS 7 MAY 68 plus 1 DDT.MAC: SUBTTL 2 JUN 68 plus 1 DISSER.MAC: breastLE DISSER - DISPLAY SERVICE ROUTINE FOR TYPES 340, VP10 & 30 SUBTTL R. GRUEN-CHW-RCC-ARB TS 19 SEP 68 plus 1 DSKSER.MAC: breastLE DSKSER -- DEVICE-INDEPENDENT DISK SERVICE ROUTINES. SUBTTL A. BLACKINGTON-CMF-TH-AF-TW-RCC-ARB TS 21 DEC 68 plus 1 DTCSNO.MAC: breastLE DTCSNO, NEW AND OLD FORMAT DECTAPE SERVICE FOR 551 (PDP-6) SUBTTL DTA551 A.WACHS-TW-CHW-RCC-AEJA-ARB TS 10 NOV 71 ERRCON.MAC: breastLE ERRCON - MONITOR DETECTED ERROR HANDLING ROUTINES SUBTTL T. HASTINGS-TH-RCC-CHW-ARB TS 22 DEC 68 plus 1 JOBDAT.MAC: breastLE ERRCON - MONITOR DETECTED ERROR HANDLING ROUTINES SUBTTL T. HASTINGS-TH-RCC-CHW-ARB TS 22 DEC 68 plus 1 LP1SER.MAC: breastLE LP1SER SECOND LINE PRINTER SERVICE ROUTINE SUBTTL A.E.J. ALBANY 24 NOV 1970 MODIFIED 1 MAY 1971 LPTSER.MAC: SUBTTL T. N. MCMANUSTNM-CHW-RCC TS 22 DEC 68 plus 1 MTASER.MAC: breastLE MTASRX - MAGTAPE ROUTINES FOR PDP-10(TM-10) breastLE MTASBX - MAGTAPE SERVICE FOR TM10B SUBTTL T. WACHS-TW-RCC-GBH TS 24 DEC 68 plus 1 V427 ONCE.MAC: breastLE ONCE - ONCE ONLY OPERATOR DIALOGUE AND I-O DEVICE INITIALIZATION SUBTTL T. HASTINGS-AF-GBH-ARB TS 29 DEC 68 plus 1 V423 SCHED.MAC: breastLE SCHED - SCHEDULING ALGORITHM FOR SWAPPING SYSTEM (10-50) 19 DEC 68 plus 1 SUBTTL CLKCSW R.KRASIN-TH-CMF-AF-RCC-BJK-ARB TS SCNSER.MAC: breastLE SCNSRF - SCANNER AND CONSOLE TELETYPE SERVICE ROUTINE - V424 SUBTTL R CLEMENTS-RCC-GBH-ARB TS 02 DEC 68 plus 1 SEGCON.MAC: SUBTTL R CLEMENTSCHW DEC 24 68 plus 1 SYSINI.MAC: SUBTTL TH-RCC-TL-AF TS 19 DEC 68 plus 1 SYSMAK.MAC: SUBTTL TH-RCC-TL-AF TS 19 DEC 68 plus 1 SYSTAT.MAC: SUBTTL R CLEMENTSCHW DEC 24 68 plus 1
Old PCsenvironmental hazard 3230
John Savard "Can't" or "Won't"? The design and tooling of a 486 hardware and buttociated software are done. The incremental unit cost of manufacturing them in mbutt production should be pretty low. Indeed, while...