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                TOPS20 INTEGRATION TOOLS distribution
                         Release/Version:  7

     The information in this document is  subject  to  change  without
notice  and  should  not  be  construed  as  a  commitment  by Digital
Equipment  Corporation.   Digital  Equipment  Corporation  assumes  no
responsibility for any errors which may appear in this document.

     This tape contains in TOPS-20 DUMPER native  format  the  current
collection of tools in the Integration Tools Clearinghouse, which is a
function of  the  Integration  Program  Office  of  Digital  Equipment
Corporation's   Large   Systems  Marketing  Group.   These  tools  are
distributed on an "as is" basis; Digital makes no warranty as the  the
correctness  or  operation  of  any  of  these  tools.   All tools are
distributed as received from their various  sources,  along  with  any
updates that are made available.

     There are two (2) savesets on this tape.  Saveset number  one  is
named  T20TAPE6,  and  contains  the directory of the entire tape, and
this documentation file on the tape's contents.  The second saveset is
named LSMTOOL6, and contains all of the [TOOLS.*] directories.

     Note that there are a  total  of  three  different  format  tapes
comprising the tools collection:  TOPS10, TOPS20, and VMS.  Typically,
distribution of the tools consists of EITHER a TOPS10 or TOPS20  tape,
and  the  VMS tape.  The TOPS20 tape contains almost all of the tools,
but usually does not have the binaries for programs which run on  VMS.
The  TOPS10  tape  also includes most tools, but is further limited to
those tools which have filenames six  characters  or  less  (SED,  for
instance,  is  not on the TOPS10 tape for this reason).  The VMS tape,
in BACKUP format, contains all tools which run  under  VMS,  including
their  binaries,  as  well as most of the machine readable integration
documentation which is available.

     The Tools on this tape are:

     1.  [TOOLS.10BACKUP*]:  This is a VMS program for reading  TOPS10
         BACKUP  format  tapes.  It includes help files, as well as an
         HLB file for inclusion in the system help  file.   There  are
         several versions of this tool.

     2.  [TOOLS.CASESTDY]:  This directory contains the  various  case
         study  writeups  from  users who have moved applications from
         TOPS to VMS.  It contains the following writeups:

         1.  CASE3ICI.*:  CASE STUDY #3:  COBOL/DBMS/TRAFFIC20 -  This
             is a case study report, on a customer (ICI) who converted
             a major application from TOPS20 COBOL/DBMS/TRAFFIC-20  to
             VMS COBOL/DBMS/TDMS, with very good success.
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         2.  CASE2DIS.*:  CASE STUDY #2:  DIS - This is a set of  case
             study   notes  from  Digital's  Information  Systems  MIS
             department, outlining what they encountered in their move
             from TOPS10 to VMS over the preceding years.

         3.  CASE1.TXT:  This is a study of the move of an application
             from  TOPS20  COBOL  and  DBMS  to VMS COBOL and VMS.  It
             includes hits on moving COBOL and DBMS source programs to
             VMS,  as  well  as information on the overall methodology
             used.   It  also  contains  help  on  how  to  move   the
             environment  in  which  an  application  exists  from one
             machine to another, and gives detailed  examples  on  the
             use  of  VMS  command  procedures as a means for creating
             such an environment.

         4.  CASE4.MEM:  This is a  study  of  a  FORTRAN  application
             moving  from  TOPS20  to  VMS,  and  covers areas such as
             characters/word, run time differences, precision, etc.

         This  is  documentation on the differences between TOPS COBOL
         and VAX-11 COBOL.  This saveset also includes a number of  of
         COBOL  routines  useful for doing such conversions, which are
         referred to in the documentation.

     4.  [TOOLS.CIS]:  This is documentation  on  a  usage  accounting
         package  for  VMS  which  is  available  from  a  third party

     5.  [TOOLS.COMPARE]:  This directory contains  various  documents
         from  numerous sources which compare some aspect of TOPS10 or
         TOPS20 with VMS.  Included are  documents  on  the  following

         1.  202VMS.*:  TOPS20-to-VMS  user  documentation.   This  is
             documentation   on  some  of  the  use-level  differences
             between TOPS20 and VMS, including system commands.

         2.  CMDUTL10.*:  Comparison of various commands and utilities
             between TOPS10 and VMS.

         3.  FORTRAN.HLP:  Compares TOPS FORTRAN vs VMS FORTRAN.

         4.  BASIC.HLP:  Compares TOPS BASIC vs VMS BASIC.

         5.  TECO.HLP:  Compares TOPS10 TECO with VMS TECO.

     6.  [TOOLS.COMPIL]:   COMPIL  Class  Commands  for  VMS  -   This
         implements the TOPS10/20 commands such as EXECUTE and COMPIL.
         This  includes  the  ability  to  determine  the  appropriate
         language  processor  for  a given source file, as well as the
         ability to conditionally compile the  source  module(s)  when
         their   creation  date  is  more  recent  that  that  of  the
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         relocatable binary file(s).

     7.  [TOOLS.COMPIL2]:  This is another implementation of the  TOPS
         Compile-Class commands for VMS.

     8.  [TOOLS.COMTEN1]:  Command file library for TOPS10, version 1.
         Similar  to  the TOPS-20 command file library, but for TOPS10

     9.  [TOOLS.COM]:  Command file library  for  TOPS20,  version  1.
         This  implements  many  of the more common TOPS20 commands on
         VMS as .COM command files.

    10.  [TOOLS.CONBAT]:  This is a tool  that  runs  on  TOPS-10  and
         TOPS-20.   It can be used to convert TOPS-10 or TOPS-20 BATCH
         control  files  to  similar  VMS  command  files  for   batch
         execution.   It  also  converts  TOPS-20  CMD and TOPS-10 and
         TOPS-20 MIC files.  The documentation and sources are on this
         tape.   The  executable  binaries  are  included  on the TOPS

    11.  [TOOLS.CONVRT]:  CONVRT.  This is a FORTRAN program  to  read
         BACKUP INTERCHANGE tapes on VMS.

    12.  [TOOLS.DECNET10]:  DECnet-10 tools.  These tools aid  in  the
         use  of  DECnet-10  between  TOPS10  and  VMS.   Included are
         various patches from a DECnet-10 user.

    13.  [TOOLS.DSCONV1]:   1022/1032  conversion  aid.   This   tool,
         submitted  by  Software  House,  Inc.   for  use  with  their
         SYSTEM-1022  product,  is  used  to  convert  1022   database
         definitions to 1032 for use under VMS.  The tools itself runs
         under TOPS20 and TOPS10.

    14.  [TOOLS.DUMPER]:   DUMPER  Version  1.   This  tool  has  been
         superseded by DUMPER version 2.

    15.  [TOOLS.DUMPER2]:  DUMPER Version 2.  This is a  program  that
         reads both DUMPER and BACKUP tapes on VMS.

    16.  [TOOLS.DUMPERC]:  This is another implementation, in C, of  a
         program for VMS which reads TOPS20 DUMPER format tapes.

    17.  [TOOLS.EMACSDOC]:   EMACS   documentation:    This   is   the
         documentation  file  for  a  VMS  version  of  EMACS which is
         commercially available outside of Digital.

    18.  [TOOLS.HEXIFY]:  This is a VMS MACRO program to  convert  VMS
         binary  files  into  ASCII, and back again; it is useful when
         transferring VMS binaries over networks, etc., in  which  the
         files  must  actually  reside  on  a  non-VMS system for some
         period of time.
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    19.  [TOOLS.HOST]:  This is a newer version of the program used to
         "Set  Host"  from  TOPS20  to  VMS  systems; it handles video
         terminal escape sequences properly.

    20.  [TOOLS.ISACON]:  This is  a  program  that  can  be  used  to
         simplify  moving  TOPS COBOL ISAM files to VMS.  It reads the
         file description from the TOPS  COBOL  program,  generates  a
         TOPS COBOL program to unload the file, a VAX COBOL program to
         reload the file, and a CDDL description of the data  for  use
         with  the  VAX  Common  Data  Dictionary.   The  sources  and
         parameter files, as well as the documentation,  are  included
         here.  The executable binaries are on the TOPS tapes.

    21.  [TOOLS.LOCATE]:  LOCATE Command for  TOPS10  -  Simulate  the
         TOPS10  LOCATE  command to control network printing on remote

    22.  [TOOLS.MVUSRS]:  A utility program that  helps  move  TOPS-10
         and  TOPS-20  user  accounts to VMS.  See the MVUSRS.DOC file
         for more information.

    23.  [TOOLS.PHONE20]:  A program for TOPS-20 that talks to the VMS
         PHONE  program.   There  is also a server that must be run on
         TOPS-20 to allow VMS users to PHONE the TOPS-20 system.

    24.  [TOOLS.POP]:  This is a command  file  which  implements  the
         TOPS20  POP  command  under  VMS, allowing one to return to a
         previous user context.

    25.  [TOOLS.RECOG3]:  This  is  a  package  which  implements  the
         TOPS20 Command JSYS command line facility for VMS V3 systems.

    26.  [TOOLS.RECOGV4]:  This is  a  package  which  implements  the
         TOPS20  Command  JSYS  command  line  facility  for  VMS V4.x
         systems.  It is  essentially  RECOG3  updated  for  use  with
         version 4.x of VMS.

    27.  [TOOLS.REV]:   REV  for  VMS  -  This  is  a   command   file
         implementation  of  the  TOPS20 utility REV, which is used to
         manage and cleanup disk directories.

    28.  [TOOLS.SED]:  SED version 1.  Superseded by SED version 2.

    29.  [TOOLS.SED2]:  SED Version 2.  This is the VMS version of the
         popular TOPS10/20 screen editor SED.

    30.  [TOOLS.SFTOVX]:  This is a set of APLSF routines  to  aid  in
         converting   APLSF   workspaces  to  VAX-11  APL  workspaces.
         Documentation includes information on the various differences
         between APLSF and VAX-11 APL.

    31.  [TOOLS.SIALTER011]:   This  is  a  character  set  conversion
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    32.  [TOOLS.SIDUMPER011]:  This is a program  that  reads  TOPS-20
         DUMPER and TOPS-10 BACKUP tapes under VMS.

    33.  [TOOLS.SPSS*]:  SPSS conversion library.  This is  a  set  of
         routines used for converting SPSS libraries.

    34.  [TOOLS.TAPE11]:  This is a TOPS10 program  for  handling  VMS
         ANSI tapes, both reading and writing.

    35.  [TOOLS.TAPEINFO]:  This documentation covers the exact  steps
         necessary  to  copy  files  from TOPS20 to VMS, using labeled

    36.  [TOOLS.TEACHVMS]:  TEACHVMS - Online teaching facility.  This
         is  a  tool  useful  in  teaching  existing  TOPS20 users the
         commands of VMS.  It functions by allowing the user  to  type
         in  TOPS20 commands in an environment quite similar to TOPS20
         (TEACHVMS  runs   under   VMS),   and   responds   with   the
         corresponding VMS command.

    37.  [TOOLS.TELL10], [TOOLS.TELLVMS]:  TELL is a program  for  use
         between  TOPS10/DECnet-10  and  VMS.   It allows a user under
         TOPS10 to issue commands which are executed under  VMS  on  a
         specified VMS node.

    38.  [TOOLS.TENVAX]:  This is documentation on the TOPS-10 program
         used  in  moving files from TOPS-10 to VMS via magtapes.  The
         actual program is distributed on TOPS-10.

    39.  [TOOLS.TRANSFORTV15]:  This is version 1.5 of  the  TRANSFORT
         Fortran  program translator.  TRANSFORT facilitates migration
         of TOPS-10 and TOPS-20 FORTRAN programs to VAXes running VMS.

    40.  [TOOLS.TVAXV1]:  TVAXV1 - TV editor  for  VMS.   This  is  an
         implementation  of  the editor TV from TOPS20 (and DTECO from
         TOPS10) under VMS.

    41.  [TOOLS.TVAXV2]:  TVAXV2 -  version  2  of  TVAX.   This  also
         includes TV.COM and TV.CLD, which are used to implement TV as
         a foreign command.

    42.  [TOOLS.VMAIL]:  This is a set of servers (VMAIL, VMAILR)  for
         use under TOPS20 to connect TOPS20 MS mail with VAXMAIL.

    43.  [TOOLS.XMAIL]:  This is  a  mail  program  for  VMS,  totally
         compatible with the existing mail program MAIL, but with most
         of the TOPS MS features.  Note that this  version  only  runs
         under version 3.x of VMS.

     It is expected that when others  make  modifications,  either  in
terms  of  additional  functionality or simply bug fixes, that the new
versions be sent back to Digital, so that the most recent copies  will
be  distributed  to others.  The address to send such updates, as well
as new tools for submission to the Clearinghouse, is
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          Tools Clearinghouse
          Large Systems Marketing
          Mailstop:  MRO2-2/C2
          Digital Equipment Corp.
          One Iron Way
          Marlboro, Mass.  01752