[time-nuts] Maintaining boatanchors

Bob Camp lists at rtty.us
Wed Nov 10 07:33:20 EST 2010


Hi

And just to add another layer to all this ... sending the last message seg faulted the SMTP server (mine, not John's).

So much fun ...

Bob


On Nov 10, 2010, at 7:01 AM, Bob Camp wrote:

> Hi
> 
> Be careful there, MQX is a "very much alive" product over at Freescale....
> 
> (and yes I suspect I do have a copy of OS-9 somewhere, I have no hardware that will run it,  but probably do have the disks)
> 
> Bob
> 
> On Nov 10, 2010, at 1:21 AM, Greg Dowd wrote:
> 
>> Since I either owned or created all the Bancomm/Datum ntp designs after
>> I joined bancomm in 1992, I can promise you that I still have at least
>> one version of the source code :-)  Actually I think I even have the
>> source for the bc635/700LAN product, created by Joe Fontes.  The problem
>> is generally that you can't recreate the build environments to go with
>> it and they were custom systems with custom bsps.  Remember os/9 and/or
>> MQX?  Our DR-DOS based TS2000 built with ampro modules MIGHT be easier
>> to get into.  It was a DoC emulation.  Since we don't sell, and probably
>> don't even support, those products anymore, I am happy to help as I can
>> but I don't know if there is enough interest for me to grind my way past
>> legal to release code which you could read but not use to reprogram
>> anything.  
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
>> Behalf Of d.seiter at comcast.net
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 11:24 PM
>> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
>> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Maintaining boatanchors
>> 
>> I work with a guy who worked there for years as a CE. He still has
>> contacts; it's a real long shot, but I'll give it a shot. 
>> 
>> 
>> -Dave 
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Jason Rabel" <jason at extremeoverclocking.com> 
>> To: time-nuts at febo.com 
>> Sent: Monday, October 25, 2010 12:06:10 PM 
>> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Maintaining boatanchors 
>> 
>> I wish Symmetricom would release source to the old TrueTime / Datum
>> products... But I'm sure most of that source code has been lost 
>> / thrown away. 
>> 
>> For instance, the older network time servers are much cooler to me than
>> the new models. The old stuff was custom designed and 
>> specifically written / tweaked by hand. The newer time servers are just
>> off-the-shelf single board computers, a GPS module, and then 
>> *maybe* a custom oscillator module.... Then they just run on a *nix OS
>> with some small custom scripts to do the timing and automate 
>> setup... Just not the same... 
>> 
>>> HP had a program called NOMAS (Not Manufacturer Supported) where 
>>> they did release the source code to some of their calculator products 
>> 
>> 
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