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FreeWare Menu Utility on Alpha

 
Philip Gegen
Occasional Advisor

FreeWare Menu Utility on Alpha

I have searched the archives and not found any hits on this. I apologize in advance if this issue has been addressed in the past.

Is anyone running Joe Meadows's MENU utility from the Freeware CD #2 on an Alpha System? If so, what did you have to do to compile the source on an Alpha server?

I am needing to set up a multi-level menuing system that is database driven based on user name and membership in account groups. I understand that this application is set up to run from flat files, but shouldn't take to much to read a local Rdb database.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: FreeWare Menu Utility on Alpha

FWIW, that C code is going to involve a fair chunk of work to get it to compile and to ensure it operates with stability; if you're interested in more than a cursory port. The current OpenVMS Alpha C compiler is reporting a number compilation errors, and the details of the errors will require some investigation.

The same code is (also) on Freeware V8.

Jur van der Burg
Respected Contributor

Re: FreeWare Menu Utility on Alpha

All freeware (v1-v8) as well as the decus archives are online at www.digiater.nl/openvms

http://www.digiater.nl/openvms/freeware/v80/menu/

Jur.
Philip Gegen
Occasional Advisor

Re: FreeWare Menu Utility on Alpha

Huff,

I agree with you 100%. The C code is going to take a great deal of work with the current compilers. That is why I was checking to see if someone had already done the work.
Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: FreeWare Menu Utility on Alpha

I know why you asked. That was quite obvious from your question and from the errors observed when attempting to build that C code. I've also assumed you've already run various Google searches and have come up empty, too.

It's obviously your decision to implement a new application using this particular design. You'll be among the few folks that are pursuing this particular challenge.

Most folks here will look to use libwww or one of the other available user interface frameworks, and are looking to migrate away from serial connections and away from (save for comparatively advanced tasks) character cell UIs. Which is almost certainly why you've also not located much in the way of free menu tools for OpenVMS, too.

FWIW, you'll probably be able to mask a number of the errors here using /STANDARD=VAXC on your C builds. Standard warning: that masks the errors, and doesn't fix the errors.
Keith Cayemberg
Trusted Contributor

Re: FreeWare Menu Utility on Alpha


Hi Philip,

Here is my list of Menu Systems and Menu Generator solutions for OpenVMS both commercial and freeware...

OMI - Oscar's Menu Interpreter
http://oveas.com/freeware/openvms/omi
http://vms.process.com/scripts/fileserv/fileserv.com?OMI
http://www.decuslib.com/decus/freewarev80/omi/
http://www.digiater.nl/openvms/freeware/v80/omi/

i3 MenuFinder
http://www.itre.com/mf/
http://www.digiater.nl/openvms/freeware/v50/menufinder/

Cerit Menu/1
http://home1.swipnet.se/~w-12104/prod02.htm
http://home1.swipnet.se/~w-12104/index.htm
http://www.cerit.se/

ISE - MCL - Menu Command Language for OpenVMS
(potentially only of historic interest - please ask ISE)
http://web.archive.org/web/20041217124643/http://www.i-s-e.com/Products/Other_Products/MCL/index.html
http://www.i-s-e.com/

MENU - Joe Meadows' MENU Utility
http://vms.process.com/scripts/fileserv/fileserv.com?MENU
http://www.decuslib.com/decus/freewarev80/menu/
http://www.digiater.nl/openvms/freeware/v80/menu/

MENUE from the Max-Planck-Institut f. Immunbiologie
http://www.immunbio.mpg.de/home/menue.html

XLNnavigate from XLNsystems
(potentially only of historic interest - please ask XLNsystems)
http://web.archive.org/web/20070602205602/http://www.xlnsystems.com/products/XLNnavigate.html
http://www.xlnsystems.com/

ZMENU - A menu system for use with DCL procedures
http://sourceforge.net/projects/zmenu/
http://vms.process.com/scripts/fileserv/fileserv.com?ZMENU

There was also once a MENU-MASTER utility in the OpenVMS SIG Tapes, which was also once available at Joseph (Sepp) Huber's website here...
http://www.mpp.mpg.de/~huber/vmssig/archive/M/
Unfortunately, I can no longer find any links to this utility. But, one could search through the DECUS Library sites here...
http://www.decuslib.com/decus/
http://www.digiater.nl/openvms/decus/

Disclaimer:
As usual this doesn't represent an endorsement for any of these solutions by myself or my employer for any purpose.

Cheers!

Keith Cayemberg
Consultant
Wipro Technologies











Keith Cayemberg
Consultant
Wipro Technologies
Graham Burley
Frequent Advisor

Re: FreeWare Menu Utility on Alpha

FWIW Menu Master can be found here:
http://software.eurokom.ie/menu-master.html
Philip Gegen
Occasional Advisor

Re: FreeWare Menu Utility on Alpha

Graham,

Thanks for the reply. The links from Menu Master are stale.
Graham Burley
Frequent Advisor

Re: FreeWare Menu Utility on Alpha

Sorry I didn't check the links, that's a shame.

Best I can find for the moment is Menu-master 1.2 here:

http://www.decuslib.com/decus/vms93b/gce93b/net93b/menu-master.zip
Graham Burley
Frequent Advisor

Re: FreeWare Menu Utility on Alpha

And menu-master 1.3 looks to be here:
http://www.decuslib.com/decus/vmslt96b/net96b/menu.zip