Tur(n)key # 4 Wishlist

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Already Implemented

The following items have already been implemented/installed/made available in the new Tur(n)key #4 system:

  1. Install RPF 1.52+ (Rob Prins)
  2. Install EDIT (Editor running as STC on MVS console, does not need JES2) (Rob Prins)
  3. provide macros for extended attributes in 3270 datastream
  4. test macros with colourfur net NETSOL logo
  5. GDG, JCL etc for SYS1.DUMPxx processing
  6. GDG, JCL etc for GTF processing
  7. Make APVTMACS library available and put a DD statement for APVTMACS into PROCLIB's assembly procs
  8. GDG, JCL etc for SYSLOG archiving/processing
  9. install latest version of PDSLOAD
  10. install latest version of QUEUE (Greg Price)
  11. Install various USERMODs
  12. Make TSO command processors available:
  13. Make dynamic proclib support available (Brian Westerman)
  14. Install IND$FILE
  15. Add completion code to "Job Ended" message (Brian Westermann)
  16. Install XMIT370/RECV370 software to overcome chicken & egg problem
  17. Install PS files form CBT249 tape
  18. Install PDS 8.5.25 (John Kalinich)
  19. Install Tapemap (Solomon Santos)
  20. Install MVSGCC
  22. Change PROCLIB procedures to use SYSOUT=* instead of SYSOUT=A, and allow to overwrite sysout class via SOUT symbolic parameter
  23. Change PROCLIB procedures to also use SYSTERM where possible
  24. install TCPIP support via special opcode (Jason Winter)
  25. provide matching dyn75.dll for distributed Hercules system
  26. install Stanford PASCAL
  27. install Stanford PL360
  28. install DL/I type 3 product. Note: DLIGEN has been done, but no DBD, PSB etc has (yet) been built
  29. Install Tommy Sprinkle's FSI (Full Screen Interface)
  30. Install Tommy Sprinkle's TCS (Test Control System) debugger
  31. supply templates for all supported DASD types. Templates are fully initialized
  32. Install package from CBT077 (Brian Westermann)

Items still on the "to-do" list

The following items have been suggested, but not implemented yet. No promise is being made that all items (or any specific item) of this list will be implemented, but I'll try my best :)

  1. GDG, JCL etc for GTF trace processing
  2. Install Larry Williams' KLINGON from CBT file 38
  3. Install the AUTO command time oriented scheduler/Job scheduler package from file 77 of the CBT tape
  4. Setup working IPCS environment
  5. Create additional SYSRES volume which uses JES3 instead of JES2
  6. Create new IOGEN configuration that does not use VM devices x8x and x9x
  7. Include 2703 communication controller into IOGEN
  8. Suppress issuing IKT012D after p TSO (Kevin Leonard)
  9. Install Paul A. Scott's macros and utilities

Your Wishes and Suggestions

And here is where you can add your own wishes and suggestions. I will look at them and move them onto the "To-Do" pile if I find a way to implement them

My suggestion. I see that there has been some work going on to implement JES3. Until recently, I looked after a couple of commercial JES3 systems and one of them ran a freeware Spool viewer product called SDF.( The other ran eJes as it's SDSF equivilant ) SDF is still available from http://www.cbttape.org/jes3down.htm and would make JES3 much easier to use for the unsuspecting novice! Cheers Mick..
Mick <mick@home.co.uk>
- Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 15:13:13 (CEST)
Is this project still alive? Is Volker Bandke still alive? If yes to both, will we ever see Turnkey 4? - Thanks - John
John <jclausen1@clausengis.com>
- Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 00:15:20 (CEST)
When the #4 is due to be out? Thank you.
Gianni Buffoni <giovanni.buffoni@alice.it>
- Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 11:04:27 (CET)
I like it. Thank you Nostalgie pur
Oleg Osyka <oleg.o@live.de>
- Monday, March 07, 2011 at 14:31:32 (CET)
Guter Gott! Enough good stuff is already ready to go! Just create the image and letterip! Dankeschön! from Kanada!
Nudnac <d.c.layton314@gmail.com>
- Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 02:39:57 (CEST)
Support for 7171 communications controller (connecting to a TCP socket). This would allow direct telnet with a terminal to emulate 3270's without running any particular 3270 emulator. We had one, and it was extremely handy.
Greg Steele <gesteele at cyberpro dot com>
- Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 00:01:42 (CEST)
He should be here. He didn't say for sure he'd come. And if he doesn't come? We'll come back tomorrow. And then the day after tomorrow. Possibly. And so on. The point is— Until he comes. -- Waiting For Godot #4
Gavin Scott <gavin@allegro.com>
- Friday, January 29, 2010 at 01:56:10 (CET)
Can you make the DL/I tapes available for download? Thx
Dean Anderson <dean@av8.net>
- Monday, January 11, 2010 at 04:48:10 (CET)
Release V4! I'm getting old waiting for it!
David Gieger <dagied@gmail.com>
- Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 02:26:33 (CET)
to be able to install Turnkey under windows/XP
- Friday, September 04, 2009 at 14:04:28 (CEST)
Is it possible to have an APL implementation on the MVS system. Very powerfull programming toy of old. Best regards R. Voorhorst
R. Voorhorst <R.Voorhorst@swabhawat.com>
- Monday, July 27, 2009 at 19:00:16 (CEST)
Might I suggest that per the fact that its been a very long time...that a beta tk4 be put out. If not that... maybe a pre-tk4 that would wet the appetities for many. Though its understandable...some of the tk4 was said to be in...while others till not yet. Why not put a 'workable' partial tk4-A1. People would replace it with the real tk4 when available.
Paul Creamer <pcreamer@cox.net>
- Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 23:36:11 (CET)
I can't wait anymore for Turnkey MVS #4!! :-P Thank's for the really GREAT work. M
Matt <sysmart69@gmail.com>
- Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 15:03:14 (CEST)
where get Turnkey#4? waiting for long!!!
Ji Li <jli034@hotmail.com>
- Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 07:19:28 (CEST)
Greetings! I have just learned that 2740 is a supported device type as an OS console; please add a pair of them to the IOGEN (as secondary consoles, of course). As an experiment I created an IOGEN (not really knowing what I'm doing - thanks Jay Moseley). We all know how fussy and finicky OS is about its consoles, but it appears that as long as they aren't defined to Hercules they'll come up OFFLINE and all is well. Here are the Stage I device definitons (this form may mangle) P2740A IODEVICE UNIT=2740,ADDRESS=009,TCU=2701,ADAPTER=IBM1,FEATURE=(CHECKING) P2740B IODEVICE UNIT=2740,ADDRESS=01F,TCU=2701,ADAPTER=IBM1,FEATURE=(CHECKING) CON009 CONSOLE SECONS=009,ALTCONS=01F,ROUTCDE=ALL,VALDCMD=(1,2,3) CON01F CONSOLE SECONS=01F,ALTCONS=009,ROUTCDE=ALL,VALDCMD=(1,2,3)
Max <ikj1234i@yahoo.com>
- Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 22:06:11 (CEST)
The value for VTAM parameter NPBUF is too low (IMHO), and should be increased, to at least 32 (if not 64). Also, would it be possible to add new SNA logmode table entries (to VTAM) for LU types LU1 and LU2? For background please see my www.lightlink.com/mhp/3705/ (select README file).
Max <ikj1234i@yahoo.com>
- Thursday, September 04, 2008 at 03:31:47 (CEST)
TK MVS rules!!! I would like to see: 1) Include in MVS nuc. IOGEN (?) the following new devices- - 2703 IBM type I and II (mostly for 2741) - 2703 Telegraph type I and II (WU and TTY) - at least two 3705's With all of the permutations (local/remote, dial/leased, etc.) this could lead to an explosion in the number of 2703 UCB's needed. It's also hard(er) to justify 2703 IBM II (IBM 1030) and 2703 TELE I (WU) as neither is supported by TSO (AFAIK), but they should be included nonetheless... If we included 16 2703 ports (four ea. IBM I/II and TELE I/II), all dial=yes, and 2 3705's, this would take up 32 CUA's - is there currently a CUA shortage? 2) Include a basic TCAM installation with a few 3270's plus a few TTY's (and 2741's). I would be happy to contribute any/all of these pieces (except: caveat: I don't know how to do an MVS IOGEN/SYSGEN)... for background see http://www.lightlink.com/mhp/2703/
Max <ikj1234i@yahoo.com>
- Thursday, September 04, 2008 at 03:06:09 (CEST)
vbandke <vb ist here and there>
- Wednesday, September 03, 2008 at 21:09:15 (CEST)
1. allow lower case for the secret word. 2. better documentation on installing c3270, specifically how to find where to get the compiler. Ubuntu linux comes with no c compiler, and when I eventualy found how to install one, it seems to be the wrong one as the compile fails. I could not find how to get the "Sun" compiler on ubuntu, tn3270, turnkey, or hercules websites. Maybe I am missing it, but I could not find it. I also looked at sun.com, but I do seen to recall getting it once many years ago (for a sparc computer) and it was on a different site whose name escapes me now.
Carey Tyler Schug <sqrfolkdnc@comcast.net. >
- Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 23:04:01 (CET)
Is there a way to implement a CICS like product
Wahid <ouahid@hotmail.fr>
- Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at 21:48:57 (CET)
The setup program is not in the iso file
Bob Carter <rfcarter@att.net>
- Saturday, January 13, 2007 at 02:51:31 (CET)
The install and other scripts need to be converted from /bin/bash to /bin/sh. Numerous systems, include FreeBSD and Solaris don't have bash by default, and there is no particular reason to require it aside from habit. -ahd-
Drew Derbyshire <ahd@turnkey.plus.kew.com>
- Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 22:06:35 (CET)
It's implied by some other suggestions, but not explicitly mentioned - all 327x devices should have the PTREAD option on, and the last device on each controller should be a 3286 or 3287?
Gerhard Postpischlil <gerhard (at) valley.net>
- Sunday, October 29, 2006 at 06:05:00 (CET)
When will Turnkey #4 come ?
hoe <hoe@gmx-topmail.de>
- Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 16:47:39 (CEST)
Please include 'C' (gcc?) compiler with include files and runtime link libraries. /Regards, Lars.
Lars Hammarstrand <lars@twinox.se>
- Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 14:24:34 (CEST)
Include Jason Winter FTP-server "An FTP facility for MVS 3.8J" Link: http://www.prycroft6.com.au/vs2sw Src: http://www.prycroft6.com.au/vs2sw/dnldftp/M38jftp.zip --
Lars Hammarstrand <lars@twinox.se>
- Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 14:21:25 (CEST)
Please add the MVS38j TCP/IP Stack. MVS38J TCP/IP - Overview: http://cbttape.org/~jmorrison/mvs38j-ip Latest build: http://cbttape.org/~jmorrison/mvs38j-ip/mvs38j-ip-0004.tar.gz -- Regards, Lars.
Lars Hammarstrand <lars@twinox.se>
- Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 13:03:03 (CEST)
Would be great, if FTP would be implemented and allow for writing Job-Cards into the JES-Spool.
Carsten Schnorr <carsten.schnorr@online.de>
- Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 11:00:05 (CEST)
I wish Version 4 was available - all the goodies I want are there in the 'Already Implemented' list!! Is there a date we can put on our calendars ???? Thanks to all for the great job in shipping this fabulous piece of software.... Bern - VK2KAD
Bern Saward <vk2kad@hotmail.com>
- Monday, March 27, 2006 at 08:47:20 (CEST)
Thanks for all the hard work so far! Any chance of adding FTP ... :))
Alan Oxley <fizzpop@icon.co.za>
- Wednesday, January 04, 2006 at 14:21:03 (CET)
Add a mod to netsol so that when MVS is run under VM, the terminal will un-dile when the user logs off TSO.
Tom Jacobsen <tomjacobsen@bellsouth.net>
- Monday, November 28, 2005 at 17:29:54 (CET)
Add the option to install the MSVC version of hercules and not install the cygwin system at all.
David Wilson <viperdog@i x p r e s . c o m>
- Monday, October 03, 2005 at 05:09:20 (CEST)
A howto doc on how to upgrade or integrate pre-installed turnkey system with new or newest cygwin builds would be very helpfull. Also a simple how-to doc on using linux s/390 with hercules, since that info is not readilly available and is very hard to find.
Stephen Bovy <sg.bovy@comcast.net>
- Friday, June 24, 2005 at 02:08:14 (CEST)
MVS conf file option CODEPAGE does not seem to currently work. This should be fixed. Also, CODEPAGE should not be limited to precompiled tables, but should allow an external, user-defined set of translation tables, ascii-to-ebcdic and ebcdic-to-ascii. This could either be in binary form (512 bytes) or in a more readable format, as time permits to implement.
Robert Hodge <mvs@quatras.com>
- Monday, August 02, 2004 at 18:27:53 (CEST)
Gen in page printer support, such as 3827's, and install Waterloo SCRIPT. Page printer support would also need to be added to Hercules. Hopefully having these items available on the Turnkey system would inspire the needed Hercules enhancement.
Kevin <Kevin at RawFedDogs.net>
- Sunday, July 04, 2004 at 08:55:50 (CEST)
Increase SPOOL space and cleanup. If 3380-2 disk can be used, a few would be sufficient. Cleanup routines like http://www.cbttape.org/jes2down.htm file 136 would not work without adapting. A reply of "Do you want $PS1-9999, $PT1-9999, and $PJ1-9999" might work.
- - <somitcw at comcast.net>
- Saturday, July 03, 2004 at 19:59:14 (CEST)
In the installation shell script, add LANG=C at the beginning for all of us that use a locale other than us or uk. thank.
Nicolas DUPEUX <nicolas@dupeux.net>
- Friday, July 02, 2004 at 23:30:54 (CEST)
Install JRP for printing via pr3287.
Kevin <Kevin at RawFedDogs.net>
- Thursday, July 01, 2004 at 22:38:37 (CEST)
Install VTOC command processor from CBT file 112. Install DVOL command processor from CBT file 296. Install COMPARE command processor from CBT file 296.
John Kalinich <jkalinic@scsnet.csc.com>
- Thursday, July 01, 2004 at 20:18:58 (CEST)
Implement some way to run REXX procedures
James Clarkston <jc@odw.de>
- Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at 14:06:32 (CEST)
Installing and documenting how to use the kermit file transfer protocol would be a nice addition. http://www.columbia.edu/kermit/ibm370.html
Vince Mulhollon <vince@mulhollon.com>
- Friday, April 02, 2004 at 16:08:07 (CEST)