Category Archives: Retro-Computing

Flocoder FLIP Now Processes Its Own Source

I am at the stage with my MUSS restoration that I can process the Flocoder FLIP source code with my own implementation of FLIP written in Flex and Bison. My MUSL compiler can’t process all the Flocoder source files yet … Continue reading

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Flocoder Flip Progress

I haven’t been doing much in the vintage computing arena recently, but I have finally got around to finishing off my crude implementation of Flip. The source code is up on GitHub. My first attempt didn’t work very well. I … Continue reading

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MUSS Source Code Now Available

I have received qualified permission to publish the MUSS source code that was recently recovered, as free and open source software. It is available¬†here. I have also made a bit of progress on the MUSS restoration. My implementation of FLIP … Continue reading

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Flocoder

I have now got a crude implementation of the Flocoder Flip program written using Flex and Bison. It can take a Flocoder file from the MUSS sources and extract what I hope is compilable MUSL code. The code is on … Continue reading

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MUSS GitHub Project

For anyone who wants to follow the effort to revive MUSS, I have started a project on GitHub. You can find the repository here. The initial effort is focussed on creating FLIP to translate the Flocoder to compilable MUSL and … Continue reading

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MUSS Source Code

  MUSS is the Manchester University Software System. It is an operating system that was designed and built at Manchester University for MU5, designed to be portable, and in fact ported to other machines. In October 2017 I asked the … Continue reading

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Another DEC Rainbow 100+

I recently acquired another Rainbow 100+. Here is a picture of it: This came about because a little while ago I was given a Rainbow, and the person who gave it to me had a second one that he was … Continue reading

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