[ace-users] ACE port to zOS

Johnny Willemsen jwillemsen at remedy.nl
Thu Feb 11 13:54:50 CST 2016


Also search the ACE_wrappers/Changelogs directory for changes related to
MVS, we removed code for MVS from various places, maybe it helps to
browse the code at github, see https://github.com/DOCGroup/ATCD.


Johnny Willemsen
Remedy IT Expertise BV
Postbus 81 | 6930 AB Westervoort | The Netherlands

On 02/11/2016 08:50 PM, Dennis Belikov wrote:
> As soon as I'll have any updates on it - will follow your suggestions
> including tests! :-)
> Thank You for Your Help!
> Dennis Belikov
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> INNOVATION Data Processing
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> dbelikov at fdrinnovation.com
> On 2/11/2016 1:52 PM, Steve Huston wrote:
>> It appears that the config.h and platform_macros.GNU files were
>> removed in January 2011. These were last used for OS/390 by the looks
>> of the comments in the last versions I have locally. I have attached
>> the config-mvs.h and platform_mvs.GNU files from ACE 6.0, the last
>> release they were included in. It's probably a decent starting point.
>> When you get something working, please open a Bugzilla entry and
>> attach the new files (probably by then they'd be config-zos.h and
>> platform_zos.GNU) if you'd like them to carry forward for new
>> versions. If you also have the capability to run ACE builds and
>> regression tests periodically (daily, weekly, monthly, etc.) and
>> include those results on the build scoreboard[1], that would be a
>> terrific way to ensure you are not surprised by changes that are made
>> in the future.
>> Good luck!
>> -Steve
>> [1] http://www.dre.vanderbilt.edu/scoreboard/
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Dennis Belikov [mailto:dbelikov at fdrinnovation.com]
>>> Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2016 1:10 PM
>>> To: Steve Huston <shuston at riverace.com>
>>> Cc: dbelikov at fdrinnovation.com; ace-users at list.isis.vanderbilt.edu;
>>> jwillemsen at remedy.nl
>>> Subject: Re: ACE port to zOS
>>> Hi Steve,
>>> Thank you very much for the reply!
>>> I'm glad that ACE was ported to the zOS at certain point. I'd be glad
>>> to try the
>>> existing port on the new zOS 2.2 version and fix/adopt it if necessary.
>>> Please suggest what should be my next step in order to get existing
>>> code/configuration. I'll do my best to compile it and try on zOS 2.1 and
>>> 2.2 systems. It looks like our existing package does not have required
>>> configuration for zOS.
>>> Thanks in advance,
>>> Dennis Belikov
>>> __________________________
>>> INNOVATION Data Processing
>>> (973) 890-7300 x181
>>> dbelikov at fdrinnovation.com
>>> On 2/11/2016 12:44 PM, Steve Huston wrote:
>>>> Hi Dennis,
>>>> Riverace had a customer a ways back (90s?) that did a lot with ACE
>>>> on z/OS;
>>> they've long since abandoned that effort, so I'm pretty sure that
>>> code has
>>> not been updated recently.
>>>> But since it did run in the past, it should be able to be brought
>>>> back to life
>>> now, assuming the compiler has kept pace.
>>>> I'm happy to answer further questions if you'd like.
>>>> Best regards,
>>>> Steve Huston
>>>> Riverace Corporation
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: schmidt at dre.vanderbilt.edu [mailto:schmidt at dre.vanderbilt.edu]
>>>>> Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:38 PM
>>>>> To: Dennis Belikov <dbelikov at fdrinnovation.com>
>>>>> Cc: ace-users at list.isis.vanderbilt.edu; Steve Huston
>>>>> <shuston at riverace.com>; jwillemsen at remedy.nl
>>>>> Subject: Re: ACE port to zOS
>>>>> Hi Dennis,
>>>>>> My development team is currently looking for the ACE port to the zOS
>>>>>> 2.1/2.2. Based on the ACE documentation there was port to the older
>>>>>> version, however it looks like that page was removed from the web.
>>>>>> Please suggest where can we find information about such port of the
>>>>>> ACE (if available).
>>>>> Thanks very much for your email.  Please make sure to send all
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>>>>> If you need more "predictable" help please see
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>>>>> Thanks very much,
>>>>>           Doug
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