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TOPS10 INTEGRATION TOOLS distribution
TOPS10/20 COMBINED TOOLS TAPE
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 TOPSTAPE9, and contains the directory of
the entire tape, and this documentation file on the tape's
contents. The second saveset is named TOPTOOL9, and
contains individual tools subfile directories (SFDs). The
tools are distributed in separate subdirectories under the
primary directory [70,6067].
Note that there are two different format tapes
comprising the tools collection: TOPS10/20 and VMS. The
TOPS10/20 COMBINED TOOLS tape contains almost all of the
tools, but usually does not have the binaries for programs
which run on VMS. The TOPS10 savesets also include 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. [,,DOCS,202VMS] TOPS20-to-VMS user documentation.
This is documentation on some of the use-level
differences between TOPS20 and VMS, including
2. [,,DOCS,BASIC]: 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.
3. [,,DOCS,CIS]: This is documentation on a usage
accounting package for VMS which is available from
a third party company.
4. [,,COBOL1]: 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.
5. [,,COM10A]: Command file library for TOPS10,
version 1. Similar to the above command file
library, but for TOPS10 commands.
6. [,,COMPL1]: 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 file(s).
7. [,,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 tapes.
8. [,,CONVRT]: CONVRT. This is a FORTRAN program to
read BACKUP INTERCHANGE tapes on VMS.
9. [,,DECNET]: 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.
10. [,,DOCS,DISDOC]: 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.
11. [,,DSCONV]: 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.
12. [,,EDT10]: 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
13. [,,DOCS,EMACS]: EMACS documentation: This is the
documentation file for a VMS version of EMACS which
is commercially available outside of Digital.
14. [,,DOCS,FORTRA]: 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 these
15. [,,DOCS,ICIDOC]: 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 success.
16. [,,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
17. [,,LOCATE]: LOCATE Command for TOPS10 - Simulate
the TOPS10 LOCATE command to control network
printing on remote nodes.
18. [,,MVUSRS]: A utility program that helps move
TOPS-10 and TOPS-20 user accounts to VMS. See the
MVUSRS.DOC file for more information.
19. [,,RECOG3]: This is a package which implements the
TOPS20 Command JSYS command line facility for VMS
20. [,,SFTOVX]: 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
21. [,,DOCS,TECO]: TECO DIFFERENCES DOCUMENT - This is
a short outline of the differences between TOPS-10
TECO and VMS TECO.
22. [,,TELL10], [,,TELVMS]: 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.
23. [,,TENTAP]: This is a TOPS10 program for handling
ANSI tapes - a convenient transport mechanism for
moving files between TOPS10 and VMS.
24. [,,TVAXV2]: 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