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           TOPS10 INTEGRATION TOOLS distribution
               TOPS10/20 COMBINED TOOLS TAPE
                    Release/Version:  9

     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
         system commands.

     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.  
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     3.  [,,DOCS,CIS]:  This is  documentation  on  a  usage
         accounting  package for VMS which is available from
         a third party company.  

         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
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    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
         TOPS tapes.  

    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
         V3 systems.  

    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 

         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
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         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 

          Reed Powell
          Large Systems Marketing
          Mailstop:  MRO2-2/C2
          Digital Equipment Corp.
          One Iron Way
          Marlboro, Mass.  01752