[TUHS] MRS database software ca. 1979

Lyndon Nerenberg lyndon at orthanc.ca
Fri Apr 20 11:42:05 AEST 2018

> Does anyone know if UToronto's MRS database system (from about 1979) has
> survived?
> Apparently it was distributed to over 50 unix sites.  This is the
> software which became the MISTRESS and later EMPRESS products.

Memories of running Mistress/Empress under CTIX come flooding back ...

Back in the day (circa 1987) I recall Henry Spencer was going out with a 
woman who worked at Rhodnius (what that the name? it's been a while) on 
the commercial product.  While Henry has vanished from the face of the 
Earth (it seems), Geoff Collyer might recall who she was, or maybe have 
pointers/links to others who worked on the code.


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