> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> >Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 9:40 AM
> >To: dtss-project@Mac.dartmouth.edu
> >Subject: [Fwd: DTSS Simulation]
> >Tom's DTSS BASIC simulation (preliminary edition) is now available:
> >Scroll down to where it says "new" and click the link to download.
> > [ Windows only]
> >-- MB
----- Original Message -----
From: "John S. McGeachie"
To: "Dave Magill"
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 1:41 PM
Subject: RE: [Fwd: DTSS Simulation]
> Concur. looks very good indeed.
> You can drag a shortcut to the file named dtss.exe to both the desktop and
> the webBasicReader folder.
> At 10:58 AM 8/26/2003, Dave Magill wrote:
> >Looks good.
> >10 LET X = 1
> >20 DEF FNF(X) = X ^ 2
> >30 PRINT FNF(-2), X
> >40 END
> >does indeed produce:
> > 4 -2
> >as it did in the beginning. Unary minus is also the highest priority
> >One thing I found confusing was that after loading it, the executable
> >doesn't show up in the Start/Programs list. I just get the "Remove
> >webBASIC Reader" there. The executable is in the C drive Program Files
> >folder, though. I'm using Windows 2000 SP4.
> >Dave Magill
----- Original Message -----
From: "Hobbs, Steven"
Cc: "Hobbs, Steven" ; ; "Marion
Bates (E-mail)" ; "Nancy. O. Broadhead (E-mail)"
Sent: Sunday, November 03, 2002 2:27 PM
Subject: Status of Dartmouth BASIC Time-sharing recreation
Friends of Dartmouth Time-Sharing:
This e-mail is to give you that status of the project to recreate the
Dartmouth GE-265 system. Dartmouth has donated a system for the
project to use and there is a web page, www.dtss.org, that is hosted
on that Dartmouth system. Marion Bates
has agreed to system manage the machine. See the web page for more
information. Feel free to suggest additions to the web page. (But
you will be expected to do most of the work required by your
suggestion if it is to be implemented. Like everyone else on the
project, Marion is a volunteer and you cannot delegate your suggestion
As we find more listings and manuals of the Dartmouth GE-265 system we
will place them on the web site. (Original listings and manuals are
"artifacts" and the web site is recording the "archaeological" history
of the beginnings of BASIC and DTSS.) Perhaps we will also include
some "oral histories" from early participants.
I would like to thank everyone that talked to me over the past 2
years. I really enjoyed my phone conversions and e-mail with all the
people who used the various versions of the GE-265 time-sharing
system. Although most of you did not have any artifacts to donate,
almost all of you could give me several more names of people to
contact. Following the list of names that you gave me eventually led
to discovery of a minimal set of artifacts that should allow the
emulation and recreation of the first BASIC time-sharing system.
We have listings for the D-30 exec, the 235 exec, the Algol compiler,
Algol run-time, and BASIC compiler/run-time/teach. These listing have
been scanned and the images are available on the web page. Ron Martin
has transcribed the D-30 exec listing into a text file of source card
images; John McGeachie has transcribed the 235 exec listing into a
text file of source card images; and Tom Kurtz has transcribed the
Algol compiler, Algol run-time and BASIC listings into a text file of
source card images. We have just started writing simulators. Ron
Martin has volunteered to write a D-30 simulator and John McGeachie
has volunteered to write a 235 simulator.
We have a few more listings that have not yet been scanned nor
transcribed, including time-sharing LISP and a batch version of WIZ.
However, we are still looking for additional listings. We
particularly would like to find: (1) the EDIT system, (2) contents of
the LIBBAS, LIBALG, and TEACH libraries, (3) the TSAP system, and (4)
Our BASIC listing is quite old (February 1965). It is missing some
features (eg. the MAT statements) and it is likely to be quite buggy.
It would be nice to find a more up-to-date listing. ("Up-to-date" is
defined as 1967 or 1966.)
It would also be interesting to find listings of some of the other
software that is part of the system: Dartmouth GAP and D-30 GAP,
SYMMAINT, time-sharing Fortran, time-sharing LAFF (who can remember
what LAFF was and the name of the woman, a Tuck student, who coded
it), time-sharing DIP (who can remember what DIP was), the utility
program that loaded the D-30 exec onto the disk, the D-30 boot paper
The web site also contains scanned images of several manuals: (1) the
D-30 CPU manual including *all* appendices, (2) the 235 CPU manual,
(3) the 235 AAU (Aux. Arithmetic Unit) manual, (4) selected portions
of the GE-235 systems manual dealing with important peripherals, and
(5) the GE-265 Time-sharing manual. We have a lot more manuals that can
be scanned. The manuals that were initially scanned were chosen to be
useful to those writing hardware emulators.
Most of this information can be downloaded from the web page. At the
moment, a complete set of scanned images and source text files is
about 350 MB. People with only dial up access to the internet may
find this a large download. For anyone who has done actual systems
programming on the original GE-365 T/S system and who does not have
broadband internet access, I am willing to make CDROMs of the
information on the site. (If you can donate a missing artifact then
I will give you a CDROM even if you are not an original systems
Again, I want to thank everyone for their help. And I urge you to
check with your fiends and to check those old boxes in the basement
and attic to see if we can find some more "artifacts".
In the future I will limit myself to the email@example.com
mailing list. If you are not on this mailing list then the web page
contains instructions for joining.)