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Please note that the development repositories may contain faults whichmay be fixed at an unspecified later date, as well as experimental codewhich might not appear in any future production release.Build instructions are contained in the source filesINSTALL (for Unix)or README.WIN32or README.WIN64 (for Windows).Other Hercules-related sites -gmbh.com/hercules/index.shtml Volker Bandke's Hercules site. This is the site for users of Hercules on Windows, and here you can also obtain Volker's MVS 3.8J turnkey system. -/ Juergen Winkelmann's TK4- update to Volker's turnkey system. Fish's Hercules GUI for Windows. jmorrison/ Jim Morrison's downloads (includes 3380 support for MVS 3.8!) Jay Moseley's Hercules site - lots of Hercules and MVS information Tommy Sprinkle's MVS 3.8 documentation -family.com/mvs Bob Hansen's MVS 3.8 documentation Malcolm Beattie's MVT/TSO documentation Jay Maynard's S/360 and S/370 public domain software archive George Shedlock's archive of DOS/VS Release 34 and VM/370 software, books, and information Dave Wade's VM/370 archive Rafael Pereira's Standalone Programs and 1401 simulator project Tim Pinkawa's Hercules Page Max Parke's Hercules 2703 Page - TTY, TCAM, 3705 and moreIf you have any questions or comments please consider joining the hercules-390 discussion group at -390.Bug reports for the current release (together with your diagnosis of the fault, please)may be posted at the hercules-390 discussion group.Problems with the developer sandbox version should be enteredinto the Hyperion issue tracker at -390/hyperion/issues.IBM, System/370, ESA/390, and z/Architecture are trademarks orregistered trademarks of IBM Corporation.Other product names mentioned here are trademarks of other companies.Last updated $Date$ $Revision$




Hercules



Hercules is an open source software implementation of the mainframeSystem/370 and ESA/390 architectures, in addition to the new 64-bitz/Architecture. Hercules runs under Linux, Windows (98, NT, 2000, and XP),Solaris, FreeBSD,and Mac OS X (10.3 and later).Hercules is OSI Certified Open Source Softwarelicensed under the terms of the Q Public Licence.Hercules was created by Roger Bowler and is maintained by Jay Maynard.Jan Jaeger designed and implemented many of the advanced features ofHercules, including dynamic reconfiguration, integrated console,interpretive execution and z/Architecture support. A dedicated crew ofprogrammers is constantly at work implementing new features and fixing bugs.To find out more about Hercules, follow these links:Web documentation:Hercules Installation and OperationHercules Configuration FileHercules System MessagesWhat's new in this releaseRelease notesHercules Frequently-Asked QuestionsTechnical SupportThe Q Public LicencePDF manuals:Hercules General InformationHercules Reference SummaryHercules Installation GuideHercules User Reference GuideHercules Messages and CodesTo download the current release version, use the following links:Source tarball:hercules-3.07.tar.gzLinux:hercules-3.07-1.i686.rpm: 32-bit Intel RPMhercules-3.07-1.x86_64.rpm: 64-bit Intel RPMhercules-3.07-1.src.rpm: SourceRPM (if you want to build RPMs yourself)Windows native program:hercules-3.07-w32.msi:Windows 32-bit Installer packagehercules-3.07-w32.zip:32-bit binaries only archivehercules-3.07-w64.msi:Windows 64-bit Installer packagehercules-3.07-w64.zip:64-bit binaries only archiveNote: Installing the .msi Windows Installer package ensures therequired Microsoft Runtime components are installed and also providesconvenience shortcuts in the programs menu. If the required componentsare already present and the shortcuts are not needed on the target system,the self-extracting or .zip archive may be used instead.The required component for this build is the x86 version of the C runtime atlevel 8.50727.762.Mac OS X:hercules-3.07-tiger.dmg: Mac OS X10.4 (Tiger) universal binary version, 32-bit Intel and PowerPChercules-3.07-leopard.dmg: Mac OS X10.5 (Leopard) universal binary version, 32- and 64-bit Intel and PowerPChercules-3.07-snowleopard.dmg: Mac OS X10.6 (Snow Leopard) universal binary version, 32- and 64-bit IntelWhat people are saying about Hercules“Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to see MVSrunning on a machine that I personally own.Hercules is a marvelous tool. My thanks to you all for a jobvery well done.”—Reed H. Petty“I do miss my mainframe a lot, and playing with Herc sure brings backmemories. Just seeing the IBM message prefixes, and responding toconsole messages again was a wonderful bit of nostalgia!”—Bob Brown“I have installed your absolutely fantastic /390 emulator.You won't believe what I felt when I saw the prompt.Congratulations, this is a terrific software.I really have not had such a fascinating and interestingtime on my PC lately.”—IBM Large Systems Specialist“Such simulators have been available for a long time. One of the mostcomplete (up to modern 64-bit z/Architecture) is hercules.”—Michel Hack, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center“An apparently excellent emulator that allows those open sourcedevelopers with an "itch to scratch", to come to the S/390 tableand contribute.”—Mike MacIsaac, IBM“BTW grab a copy of Hercules and you can test it at home.It's a very good S/390 and zSeries (S/390 64bit) emulator..”—Alan Cox“It works even better than I imagined.Hercules is a fine piece of software!”—Dave Sienkiewicz“Hercules is a systems programmer's dream come true.”—René Vincent Jansen“Aside from the electric trains my parents gotme in 1953, this is the best toy I've ever been given,bar none.”—Jeffrey Broido“Congratulations to you and your team on a fine piece of work!”—Rich Smrcina“Congratulations on a magnificent achievement!”—Mike Ross“For anyone thinking running Hercules is too much trouble or too hardor whatever, I came home from work one day and my 13 year old 8thgrade son had MVS running under VM under Hercules on Linux. He hadgotten all the information about how to do this from the Internet.When he complained about MVS console configuration and figuring outhow to get it to work with VM, I knew he had felt all the pain heever needed to feel about mainframes.”—Scott Ledbetter, StorageTek“I am running a fully graphical Centos z/Linux environment on my desktop.The Hercules emulator is an amazing feat of engineering.I just wanted to send my compliments to the team for an excellent job!Thanks much for making this product part of the open-source community!”—Roby Gamboa“I have DOS and DOS/VS running on Hercules withsome demo applications, both batch and on-line. It does bring backsome good memories. My compliments go to the Hercules team. Thank you.”—Bill Carlborg“This is stunning piece of work. To say that I am blown away is anunderstatement. I have a mainframe on my notebook!!!!!!P.S. Now if I can just remember my JCL”—Roger TunnicliffeRead Hesh Wiener's Technology News article about Hercules at -news.com/another/ap200601b.htmlRead Moshe Bar's BYTE.com article about Hercules at =429/byt20000801s0002/For eighteen months, the IBM RedbookSG24-4987 Linux for S/390 at a chapter written by Richard Higsondescribing how to run Linux/390 under Hercules.Then suddenly, all mention of Hercules was mysteriouslyremoved from the online edition of the book!Read the story of the disappearing Redbook chapter at -VM.25658View the foils from Jay Maynard's presentation given atSHARE Session 2880in San Francisco on 20 August 2002as a PDF file (815K) from The Subversion source code repositoryThe complete source code for the current development version ofHercules is also available via anonymous access from our Subversion sourcecode repository. The Subversion URL is:svn://svn.hercules-390.org/herculesDoing a checkout on module "hercules" will get you the source for all ofHercules. You'll want to check out the trunk, instead of the wholerepository: svn checkout svn://svn.hercules-390.org/hercules/trunk hercules(The last hercules specifies the directory the checked out copy isplaced into.)Please note that this will get you the currentdevelopment version of Hercules, which is notrelease quality and thus might not even work (since it's still underdevelopment). If you want the current, stable, release versionof Hercules (i.e. one that is known to work properly), then use thepreviously mentioned links instead.Please read the file README.CVS included with the source for additional and updatedinstructions for building the development version.Other Hercules-related sites Jay Maynard's IBM S/360 and S/370 Public Domain Software Collection -gmbh.com/hercules Volker Bandke's Hercules site. This is the site for users of Hercules on Windows, and here you can also obtain Volker's MVS 3.8J turnkey system. -index.html Fish's Hercules GUI for Windows. jmorrison/ Jim Morrison's downloads (includes 3380 support for MVS 3.8!) Jay Moseley's Hercules site - lots of Hercules and MVS information Tommy Sprinkle's MVS 3.8 documentation -family.com/mvs Bob Hansen's MVS 3.8 documentation Wolfgang Schäfer's Hercules site - MVT/MVS tutorials and add-onsIf you have any questions or comments please consider joining the hercules-390 discussion group at -390.Bug reports (together with your diagnosis of the fault, please)may be sent to me, Jay Maynard,at jmaynard @conmicro.com.IBM, System/370, ESA/390, and z/Architecture are trademarks orregistered trademarks of IBM Corporation.Other product names mentioned here are trademarks of other companies.Last updated $Date: 2010-03-09 23:01:33 -0600 (Tue, 09 Mar 2010) $ $Revision: 5665 $ 041b061a72


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