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Re: lynx-dev lynx281rel1 & VMS Binaries

From: dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev lynx281rel1 & VMS Binaries
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 05:36:35 -0500 (EST)

> > It would be nice to have binaries for VMS, both for the normal distribution 
> > as well as for the VMS freeware cdrom.  (The biggest problem aside from 
> > permissions for VMS, though, is that afaik there are several network 
> > libraries 
> > which may be linked, and the end user may not have the runtime support). 
> >  
>       The network library problem is only partially true, later versions of 
> the commercial TCP/IP stacks on VMS include a UCX (DEC's TCP/IP Product)  
> emulation mode so a UCX linked .exe will work. In some cases the emulation  
> mode must be specifically enabled on the target system. 
>       I can prepare binaries for VMS 5.5, UCX 4.1 (which should work on later 
> VAX VMS machines) and Alpha VMS 7.1, UCX 4.1 (it is only a minor link command 
> switch to build a combined VMS 6.x & 7.x. version) 
>       If you are interested let me know what compile time options should be 
> included, since most of the new features are compile time flags. Should this 
> configuration be coordinated with other binary builders ? 

I'm interested - my immediate goal is the freeware cdrom, but someone
(Subir?) collects binaries for download.  I built a binary for VMS 7.2
on Alpha, which is in
(It'll be there until I submit it for the cdrom - but not longterm: disk quota).

It would be nice to have a VAX binary, too.  I don't know much about the
binary compatibility of various UCX versions (so I don't mind some advice).

>  *      *     *     *     *       Tony Bolton    

Thomas E. Dickey

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