great progress on MVS availability
- Adrian has been busy over here:
adding some great stuff. It's still a work in
progress, but three things are in progress:
1. A "real" MVS machine for people to connect to
with a "real" terminal emulator.
2. A web-based 3270 emulator so that all you need
to do is find a working web browser and you're in.
In a real live request, Linas asked me once:
"Could you provide a login on some machine that
has the current source code on it?"
(he wanted to look at the GCC source code with a
view to fixing some of the compiler bugs).
For various reasons, some people find it difficult
to install software on their machine. Especially
they wouldn't trust something like an entire
IBM mainframe being installed on their system.
3. A proper compile engine so that one way or
another, people would hopefully be able to submit
their JCL and get the output back from the safety
of their Windows/Unix command prompt.
Imagine being able to do MVS programming from
anywhere in the world where you can find an