[sebhc] RE: Scanning HDOS source listings

Barry Watzman Watzman at neo.rr.com
Mon Jun 6 21:25:47 CDT 2005

OCR on an assembly listing will probably be useless, and I have not been
doing it on any of the manuals that I have been scanning.

I have several systems here with working 8" drives, but only running CP/M.
Ironically, what I don't have, for now, is an MS-DOS system with 5.25"
drives, other than the Z-100 (which doesn't have 3.5" drives), so I have no
good way to get things from 5.25" to 3.5", even MS-DOS.


-----Original Message-----
From: sebhc-bounces at sebhc.org [mailto:sebhc-bounces at sebhc.org] On Behalf Of
Steven Parker
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 9:34 PM
To: sebhc at sebhc.org
Subject: [sebhc] RE: Scanning HDOS source listings

>Also, the "binding" would have to be broken
>(permanently) to do this, they were originally bound with "velo-bind".

Yes, but you can reassemble them easily with the velo binder machine at any 

> > what would be more
> > useful would be source code files that could be reassembled, created by 
> > disassembler but then "corrected" using the source code hard copy 
> > as a guide.

I was thinking of something similar when I asked for the OCR's.  I was going

to to the other way, assemble and then compare the output with the release.

That way, once you get it fixed up, you have all the comments in the source 

>I would have thought that Pat [Swayne] or Steve [Parker] might
>have had the "real" HDOS source code, right out of the software
>engineering group.

I might.  But I've input nearly every 5 1/4" floppy I have already and 
haven't seen it.  So if I do have it, it's almost certainly on 8" media and 
I don't yet have anything set up to read them with.

Hey, Pat .. "Got HDOS?"  :-)  How about Jim?


- Steven

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