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GPM Modula-2 links
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Chris Burrows
2015-12-18 11:06:12 UTC
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I've tried FST under QEMU, it works fine. What issues were you having?
(I could also drag out my DJGPP build of M2C 0.6 if needed. Never got
Gauis' modified p2c nor gm2 working in DOS, though. Also not sure
where to reliably find GPM, but that works as well.)
Here are some links for various GPM Modula-2 compilers:

MSDOS:

ftp://inf.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de/pub/msdos/misc/gpm/

OS/2:

http://www.edm2.com/index.php/Gardens_Point_Modula_2

.NET:

https://gpmclr.codeplex.com/

Unix?

ftp://ftp.fernuni-hagen.de/pub/fachb/inf/pri3/k1585/gpm/

Regards,
Chris

Chris Burrows
CFB Software
http://www.cfbsoftware.com/modula2
j***@gmail.com
2015-12-18 18:30:54 UTC
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I've tried FST under QEMU, it works fine.
I run FST in DOSbox and you can even change VGA mode....
r***@gmail.com
2015-12-18 22:05:08 UTC
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Hi,
Post by Chris Burrows
Also not sure where to reliably find GPM, but that works as well.
ftp://inf.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de/pub/msdos/misc/gpm/
That's only older versions. Don't you just love the way old software
disappears without a trace? (Sigh.) Well, I'll just upload my own
copies. Hey, it's freeware, right?

I probably got it from ftp.psg.com , but I don't see it there now.
I have no idea who runs that or how to contact them.

1). https://sites.google.com/site/rugxulo/gpmpc596.zip?attredirects=0&d=1
2). https://sites.google.com/site/rugxulo/modula-oct96.zip?attredirects=0&d=1

Note that the second one of those requires DJGPP v2 anyways, so ....
Chris Burrows
2015-12-18 23:07:03 UTC
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I probably got it from ftp.psg.com , but I don't see it there now.
I have no idea who runs that or how to contact them.
The Whois record for the psg.com domain shows the registrant name as Randy Bush. He has been involved with Modula-2 for as long as I can remember (i.e. since the early 1980's). e.g. he led the US Modula-2 Language Standards efforts, was a director of the Modula-2 User's group etc. If you want to get in touch with him his contact details are on the Whois record.

Alternatively, the GPM work was done here in Australia at Queensland University of Technology. As far as I know, John Gough, who now maintains the .NET version of Modula-2 and the Component Pascal compilers for .NET and JVM was the person primarily responsible. He might be able to give you some more information. One of his websites which has some GPM info is:

http://softwareautomata.blogspot.com.au/2011/02/what-its-all-about.html

Regards,
Chris
r***@gmail.com
2015-12-18 23:58:21 UTC
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Hi,

Thank you for looking, but I have no major reason to contact them. Color
me overly pessimistic, but I don't think my input means much to them.
I just don't like lost software that can't be found anymore. But hey,
I don't anticipate anyone using these (besides me), so it's probably
pointless. These old compilers are DOS only, and (just to reiterate)
not many people care anymore (even when it works).
Christoph Schlegel
2015-12-19 21:28:43 UTC
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Post by r***@gmail.com
Hi,
Thank you for looking, but I have no major reason to contact them. Color
me overly pessimistic, but I don't think my input means much to them.
I just don't like lost software that can't be found anymore. But hey,
I don't anticipate anyone using these (besides me), so it's probably
pointless. These old compilers are DOS only, and (just to reiterate)
not many people care anymore (even when it works).
Hi,

I asked Mr. Gough about GPM some time ago, here is our conversation:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GPCP/conversations/topics/613

not much information but somehow enlightening... GpmPC was a nice compiler which brought me back to Modula-2 in 19xx -

Regards,
C.

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