[TUHS] BSD 4.1, 4.1x, Quasijarus, and 4.3x

Chris Hanson cmhanson at eschatologist.net
Sun Feb 6 09:57:41 AEST 2022

On Feb 1, 2022, at 4:22 PM, Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
> Right - either current NetBSD or the Ultrix 4.5 is what I would do.  If NetBSD will run the Ultrix layered products, that would be the system with the most; but I'm not sure if that will work.   Ultrix for instance supports DEC (VMS) FTN - which I know you (Will) have been messing with.   That is the best (most complete) FTN for Vaxen.  I believe there is Ada, PL/1 and maybe even Basic2 and Cobol/RPG [I think most of not all of the VMS languages for the VAX were released on Ultrix but frankly, I don't remember].

I don’t know if NetBSD has Ultrix binary compatibility on VAX, but it does on MIPS—so much so that a few years back, someone accidentally pointed their NetBSD boot at the wrong partition on their DECstation and Ultrix booted right up using the NetBSD kernel!

  — Chris

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