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Ken Vaughn
January 24th, 2011, 02:22 PM
I recently was successful in getting Dave Dunfield's NST program running on my IMSAI system with Northstar (hard sector) disk drives. This allows me to upload disk images (N* Dos, CP/M, and UCSD Pascal) and save them to disk. There is no shortage of disk images -- Dave Dunfield's website and BitSavers.Org have around 200 online.

I have been re-visiting some of the software I couldn't afford in the late 70's, or for which I have a specific interest. My first candidate was Microsoft Fortran-80, along with Link-80 and associated files. Lot's of disk images for these -- but I have searched for hours on the internet for a CP/M version of the Fortran user manual. I finally found a TRS-80 specific set of manuals. The language specification manual is probably not very different from the CP/M manual, but the compiler commands use TRS-80 file specifications. No big deal -- I was able to figure it out. Manuals for Link-80, Lib-80, CREF-80, etc. are easier to find. Here is a link to the TRS-80 manuals:

http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/system-80/disks-fortran.htm

My second candidate was Wordstar, mainly because it would use my VIO video card in it's native (memory mapped) mode. The user manual for this was also difficult to find, but I found an excellent PDF file on Bitsavers.Org under the Morrow Designs folder. It contains around 400 pages (general description, installation, reference, mail merge, etc). Here is a link:

http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf/morrow/programs/Wordstar_3.0_May81.pdf

My system (which I bought new in 1977) is almost identical to the system on which Wordstar was developed by Rob Barnaby. My system still has the integral front mounted 5" CRT which is missing from the system donated by Rob to DigiBarn. Like Rob, I used an external monitor connected directly to the VIO card. You wouldn't want to spend much time looking at a 80x24 text display on a 5" monitor.

http://www.digibarn.com/collections/systems/imsai-PCS-80-30/index.html

There is a video concerning Rob's donation on the DigiBarn site. I found this very interesting.

http://www.digibarn.com/stories/wordstar-rob-barnaby/index.html

If anyone has the Fortran 80 manual, or knows of a source, let me know.

Lorne
January 24th, 2011, 06:57 PM
In my pile of stuff I have a Macro-80 Assembler Reference Manual, and I knew I'd seen something about Fortran.

I just opened up the binder, and its got the following in it:

Microsoft 8080 Fortran-IV - Version 2.2 - Copyright 1977
Fortran-80 User's Manual - Copyright 1977
And a bunch of Addendums associated with Fortran-80.

This all came with an Altos 8000 CP/M machine I got a while ago.

Is that what you're looking for?

Ken Vaughn
January 25th, 2011, 03:59 AM
In my pile of stuff I have a Macro-80 Assembler Reference Manual, and I knew I'd seen something about Fortran.

I just opened up the binder, and its got the following in it:

Microsoft 8080 Fortran-IV - Version 2.2 - Copyright 1977
Fortran-80 User's Manual - Copyright 1977
And a bunch of Addendums associated with Fortran-80.

This all came with an Altos 8000 CP/M machine I got a while ago.

Is that what you're looking for?

Yes, it's the Fortran 80 documentation that I would like to have. How many pages are there? Do you have a scanner? Or if you would let me borrow the manual, I would scan it and make it available to anyone who wants it.

Lorne
January 25th, 2011, 05:50 AM
It's about 150 double sided sheets.
I'll scan it today.
PM me your email address, and I'll email it to you.

Ken Vaughn
January 25th, 2011, 09:06 AM
It's about 150 double sided sheets.
I'll scan it today.
PM me your email address, and I'll email it to you.

Thanks very much.

PM sent.

hmjswt
June 7th, 2011, 12:57 AM
Hallo,
Yesterday I contacted Lorne to ask for a copy of the FORTRAN manual.
He send it to me, THANKS again Lorne.
With Lorne's permission I put a copy of the manual on my website.
Then I told the people at the comp.os.cpm newsgroup.
Bitsavers awoke from a deep sleep and promptly published high resolution scans on their FTP site: http://bitsavers.org/pdf/microsoft/cpm/ whit a bunch of other Microsoft / CP/M manuals.
Have fun,
Henk Siewert

PS I am keeping your copy to Lorne... It is older and Fortran IV...