Anyone Care About RT-11

From: Jerome H. Fine <>
Date: Fri Apr 12 15:39:36 2002

>Ethan Dicks wrote:

> > --- "Jerome H. Fine" <> wrote:
> > With regard to RT-11, I have a request - does anyone think it
> > is worthwhile to keep track of and have a centralized location
> > which records as many of the current RT-11 bugs as possible?
> I am not a current RT-11 user (I used to make my living with it about
> 14 years ago and I still have it sitting around the house), but I am
> interested in anything that improves it.

Jerome Fine replies:

Likewise as far as the improvement aspect is concerned.

Actually, A long, long time ago in a Galaxy far away, there used
to be an RT-11 WISH list. Maybe that could be something else
to be used as as guide. Is anyone interested?

Maybe a new WISH list with a short list of most important items
could be developed?

> I have no bugs to share, but I would love to go to a central place to
> see what's wrong, should I ever start playing with RT-11 again. If
> someone else is willing to do the collection and list maintenance,
> I may eventually become a consumer of the data, but it's not in my face
> enough to be a contributor at this time.

I have attempted to determine if Mentec even has such a list, let alone
if Mentec is willing to make the list public. So far no response.

Of course, the really important question is how the bugs will get
fixed. Well, I can answer that question. If Mentec does not decide
to fix the bugs free of charge, then I will do so.

I will also keep the list and set up a site to make it available
unless Mentec wishes to make such a list public and available
on their web site. If there are any restrictions on the access
to such a list or the list does not accept all contributions and
clearly specify the nature of the bug, then a list which does not
depend on Mentec nor is controlled by Mentec seems more

As for the first bug I want to put on the list, MACRO-11 does
not conform to the ISO standard since it uses ONLY 2 digit
years. As far as I know, the version released in the V5.06
distribution of RT-11 has not changed with V5.07 of RT-11.

Does anyone else have a bug or two?

Sincerely yours,

Jerome Fine
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