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Subject: VAX/Smalltalk-80?
From: commodorejohn
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Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2020 23:08 UTC
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Subject: VAX/Smalltalk-80?
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Just in the middle of getting a fresh OpenVMS install set up on my VAXStation (the original having been done years ago when I barely had any idea what I was doing,) and looking through various repositories for interesting software to put on there, and I got to thinking about something I recalled reading about a few years back.

I know from the book "Smalltalk-80: Bits of History, Words of Advice" - http://sdmeta.gforge.inria.fr/FreeBooks/BitsOfHistory/BitsOfHistory.pdf - that, back when, there were two implementations of Smalltalk-80 for VAXen - the first was Unix-based, done by an independent research group, while the second ran under VMS and was actually developed within DEC. This version - VAX/Smalltalk-80 - was headed up by Stoney Ballard and Stephen Shirron; anybody know if there's a surviving copy out there, if it was ever available outside DEC to begin with?


Subject: Re: VAX/Smalltalk-80?
From: Stephen Hoffman
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On 2020-04-01 23:08:46 +0000, commodorejohn said:

anybody know if there's a surviving copy out there, if it was ever available outside DEC to begin with?

https://www.wickensonline.co.uk/rc2012sc/2020/04/12/smalltalk-80-on-vax-vms/

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Subject: Re: VAX/Smalltalk-80?
From: commodorejohn
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Subject: Re: VAX/Smalltalk-80?
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Ah, very interesting! Nice to see that someone was able to get it up and running...


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