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TOPS10 INTEGRATION TOOLS distribution
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-10 BACKUP 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
TENTAPE6, 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 individual tools subfile directories (SFDs).
Beginning with version 4 of the TOPS-10 tools tapes, the tools are
distributed in separate subdirectories under the primary directory
Note that there are a total of three different format tapes comprising
the tools collection: TOPS10, TOPS20, and VMS. Typically, a
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:
TOPS20-to-VMS user documentation. This is documentation on some of the
use-level differences between TOPS20 and VMS, including system commands.
BASIC differences documentation. This covers the differences between
TOPS10 BASIC-10 (and BASIC-20) and BASIC under VMS. Suggestions for
conversion tactics are also presented.
This is documentation on a usage accounting package for VMS which is
available from a third party company.
COBOL DOCUMENTATION and CONVERSION AIDS. 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.
Command file library for TOPS10, version 1. Similar to the above
command file library, but for TOPS10 commands.
Command file library for TOPS20, version 1. This implements many of the
more common TOPS20 commands on VMS as .COM command files.
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 relocatable binary
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 tapes.
CONVRT. This is a FORTRAN program to read BACKUP INTERCHANGE tapes on
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.
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.
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.
DUMPER Versions 1 and 2. This is a program that reads both DUMPER and
BACKUP tapes on VMS.
This is a version of the EDT text editor for TOPS-10. It is based on
the same sources as the EDT-20 editor, but uses TOPS-10 UUOs instead of
TOPS-20 JSYSs to interface to the monitor.
EMACS documentation: This is the documentation file for a VMS version
of EMACS which is commercially available outside of Digital.
FORTRAN differences documentation. This short writeup covers some of the
differences between the two implementations of FORTRAN which play the
largest part in converting programs, and suggests methods for handling
CASE STUDY _#3: COBOL/DBMS/TRAFFIC20 - This is another 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
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.
LOCATE Command for TOPS10 - Simulate the TOPS10 LOCATE command to
control network printing on remote nodes.
This is a package which implements the TOPS20 Command JSYS command line
facility for VMS V3 systems.
REV for VMS - This is a command file implementation of the TOPS20
utility REV, which is used to manage and cleanup disk directories.
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
TECO DIFFERENCES DOCUMENT - This is a short outline of the differences
between TOPS-10 TECO and VMS TECO.
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.
This is a TOPS10 program for handling ANSI tapes - a convenient
transport mechanism for moving files between TOPS10 and VMS.
TVAXV1 - TV editor for VMS. This is an implementation of the editor TV
from TOPS20 (and DTECO from TOPS10) under VMS.
TVAXV2 - version 2 of TVAX. This also includes TV.COM and TV.CLD, which
are used to implement TV as a foreign command.
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
Large Systems Marketing
Digital Equipment Corp.
One Iron Way
Marlboro, Mass. 01752