Sunday, 24 June 2007
|1301 - Hercules 3.05 is out|
We finally got version 3.05 of Hercules out the door, 16 months after releasing 3.04. There are a lot of fixes and improvements in it. If you're running Hercules, cruise on over to the Hercules website and grab the latest version.
It's been long enough since we did 3.04 that I had to re-learn some of the steps involved in building release packages. I think I got them all right, though.
current mood: accomplished
Good job!! Thanks for working so hard on this.
Computer simulation is one of my favorite past-times, although I admit I've never taken the time to really set up and play with Hercules. I should, because IBM is a totally foreign environment for me. I grew up in the DEC and UNIX world, so it would be fun to try to wrap my mind around the new concepts.
Funny you should have a KL-10 as your icon for this one...I recently downloaded the panda distributon of TOPS-20 and tried to play with it, and got thoroughly frustrated at having to use EMACS for everything.
Heehee! That's always the way, isn't it? The tools we're used to using are the ones we feel the most productive in. I've always enjoyed TOPS-20 and even VMS, though UNIX seems to be the abusive relationship I keep coming back to.
True. I've got a real VMS box (a VAX 4000-105A), and have played around a bit with it; it didn't feel as alien to me as TOPS-20. How do the two compare, anyway?
I've been doing Unix for 18 years now. It's very comfortable for me, even though it's wildly different from the MVS I grew up on.
BTW, if you want to get a running environment under Hercules quickly, I'd recommend the Turnkey MVS distribution, available at my ibiblio collection page