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*** Archive 1998 ***

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This is the archive page for 1998 entries of my changes to my MVS web pages.

This page has references that match the structure of the old "Dave's MVS Pages". Links to outside URLs should work.
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December
1998
11
December
1998
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November
1998

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18
November
1998
  • Started a Green Card collection
  • Added a few links to Dave's computer links
    • FREEPDS (Y2K version of the PDS command on the CBT tape)
    • The IBMLink IP Address for TN3270 access is Host name: ibmlink.advantis.com or IP Address: 204.146.168.209
    • Register For Cheryl's List (an emailed newsletter with OS/390 information) at Cheryl Watson - Watson & Walker, Inc. She also has a some articles online there that you may find interesting.

      I only add vendor pages when there is non-commercial white papers, downloadable freeware, etc. - so her site fits in...

    • Link near the end of the Slang page to other computer terminology pages.
11
November
1998
The IBM HLASM web site (the official HLASM web page) is now available on the web. IBM was kind enough to let me know a head of time and I've changed my Dave's unofficial HLASM web page to point to IBM's site. I've also split items on my HLASM FAQ and tips page into true HLASM-related items and move S/390 Assembler programming items to separate pages. Other than rearranging and appearance, the only thing I've really done was add these three new entries:
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November
1998


03
October
1998
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September
1998
23
September
1998
18
September
1998
  • Added Bill Lalonde's BIG IRON web page. to my Dave's Computer Links. It has: [ Stupid JCL tricks | WWW Links | WWW Newsgroups | The Year 2000 Links | User Groups ]
  • Add a short post from John Ehrman on the HLASM toolkit from the Assembler mailing list to HLASM tips.
12
September
1998


16
August
1998
11
August
1998
29
July
1998
Added dinos Ring to my Dave's MVS page
26
July
1998
15
July
1998


28
June
1998
26
June
1998
18
June
1998
Updated Dave's MVS Mail page with:
17
June
1998
15
June
1998
Updated the Clipbrd ISPF application. It is now called ClipBoard/PasteIt!. It provides two functions that enhance the use of the IBM-supplied ISRCUT and ISRPASTE edit macros.
14
June
1998
9
June
1998
The TCPIPM ISPF application was withdrawn from distribution while I look into the feasibility of turning it into part of a commerical product.
8
June
1998
Updated the HLASM FAQ with information that Gilbert Saint-flour sent me. It is a post about a benchmark he did on the High Level Assembler. This is in the How do I speed up the HLASM? section of the FAQ.
7
June
1998
6
June
1998
  • Added a new entry to the HLASM FAQ: How do I speed up the HLASM?
  • Non-MVS web page update: Dave's R.I.P.. Added a paragraph about something you probably already know about: Tritus/SPF has a "PASTE WINCLIP" function in version 1.2.8 that allows you to paste from the Windows clipboard. It still works with current releases of Windows. I use it under the Windows 98 beta 3.

    I got an email today from a guy that is trying to do what I have been hoping would happen: bring Tritus/SPF back from the dead. He has tried to contact the Tritus/SPF developer and business manager but has had little luck so far. Keep your fingers crossed!!!
4
June
1998
  • Updated the HLASM tips to add new entry VM tips (Prepare yourself for disappointment)
  • Updated the HLASM FAQ to add new entry What Assembler is Y2K compliant?
  • Renamed the internal name of the "What's New Archive" page from WNEWOLD.HTM to WNEWARCH.HTM, so I don't carelessly delete it.
  • Non-MVS web page update: Dave's R.I.P., I mention the death of BYTE magazine. It had been going downhill for years and had went from being very technical to being the USA Today of computer magazines.
3
June
1998
Added to Dave's Computer links: Created the What's New ***Archive*** page for "What's new on Dave's MVS web pages" entries that are older than 3 or 4 months.
1
June
1998
Changed XMIT DCB attribute suggestion on Download instructions (for XMIT files). Previously I had said XMIT files needed to be 80 80 Fixed but TSO allows LRECL=80 BLKSIZE=3120 RECFM=FB. I haven't tried a higher blksize but 3120 is sure better than 80 for improving the performance of an upload.
25
May
1998
22
May
1998
  • Updated Dave's Computer links to add Mike Newell's PDSMATCH - The Partitioned Dataset Matching Utility

    The page layout was altered slightly to remove the big T.Rex and put the two T.Rex facing each other at the top of the page.
  • On May 21, I fixed about 5 of my Freeware pages that bad referback links to the Freeware page. Someone on the IBMTCP-L mailing list alerted me to this.
20
May
1998
17
May
1998
9
May
1998
6
May
1998
Misc spelling and other cosmetic changes were made to the MVS Mail page.
3
May
1998
The weather is getting nicer and I'm spending less time in front of a computer. The web site is getting stale... Here are my first updates in over a month:
  • Added a link to a PDF file of the "glossy" product information about the HLASM on my HLASM web page.
  • Links added to Dave's Computer Links
  • Misc freeware:
    • Added ISPF34L Rexx exec that is useful for creating utility control cards from datasets in an ISPF 3.4 list.
    • Added XMITINFO Rexx exec that shows information about a TSO XMIT file. Can be used on a PC.
    • Modified IMGINFO Rexx exec with misc cosmetic upgrades.
24
March
1998
Added an entry to the HLASM FAQ about new OPCODES.
16
March
1998
  • Moved my HLASM web pages to a separate directory.
  • Added a silly hex analog clock on HLASM web page. The source is clock.java. You will also need coordinate.class and clock.class if you want to make a copy for your own web pages. The source for the coordinate.class file is not available because it was not found on the book's CDROM. I found this clock in a Java book called "JAVA Programmer's Library" and added the hex strings. Feel free to snag this Java applet if you want. Here is a sample html file that invokes the applet called clock.htm.
  • Added a post from IBM-MAIN about protecting/recovering from JES2 proclib deletions on my MVS Tips page.
  • Non-MVS web page changes:
    • Thanks to Leif Trager for his contributions for AIX Rexx which was added to the Rexx Anywhere! page.
8
March
1998
  • Added a great new Mainframe site, IBM Mainframe Programmers Resource Page to my Dave's Computer Links page. I also added a fastpath to the various sections at the top of the links page.
  • I'm putting the finishing touches on a new version of my TCP/IP Monitor ISPF application. Email me at my work address of dalcock@csw.com if you want a copy before it gets posted on the web site.
5
March
1998
3
March
1998
  • Made My old Freeware page a gateway to the new home of my freeware.
  • Updated the SMPEPP exec to handle OS/390 2.4 SMP/E and fix some misc bugs.
  • Updated the Credits page to reflect that others may own copyrights to terms I use on my web pages.
1
March
1998
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February
1998
  • Been at the SHARE conference - no changes in a week! I haven't been to SHARE since 1995 and was disappointed about no cute buttons for sale.
  • Non-MVS web page changes:
19
February
1998
16
February
1998
  • Added the Acronym Finder on the terms page. Thanks for the tip, Lionel.
  • On the HLASM FAQ page, I was finally able to credit Martin Leist for his post to the ASM370 newsgroup on how to use the IDF authorized. I had saved that for my personal use before I started this web page and then had hoped someone would come forward.
  • Non-MVS web page changes:
    • Correction made about Rexx comment line on VM (Thanks to Eric Bitterman for pointing that out) and a much needed restructuring of that section of the Rexxany page was done.
15
February
1998
14
February
1998
  • Started the "What's New" page (a self reference)
  • TASID update on the links page.
  • Added link to IBM's VSM FAQ on the VSMAP page.
  • For a cool effect, added the "noshade" parm on a couple of the HR tags, for example: <hr noshade> near the bottom of these pages: HLASM tips HLASM faq



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