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Question on Software Revision

Unread postby coolfox » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:34 pm

Found 5 of these sealed at a recycle shop. Anyone know what revision of 6.5 it is? Says SC4-AWE-6.5 REV.ZA


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Re: Question on Software Revision

Unread postby robespierre » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:19 pm

The full set was only produced for 6.5. Point releases came as overlays, with quarterly updated Applications CDs.
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Re: Question on Software Revision

Unread postby coolfox » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:39 pm

Yeah, I'm aware of that, but looking at the release page it says SC4-AWE-6.5 Rev ZC: IRIX 6.5.21

I'm guessing http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/IRIX_6.5.19 ?

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Re: Question on Software Revision

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:39 pm

Seems like a reasonable assumption to me.
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Re: Question on Software Revision

Unread postby josehill » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:53 pm

robespierre wrote:The full set was only produced for 6.5. Point releases came as overlays, with quarterly updated Applications CDs.


That's not correct. The "full" ASE/AWE sets were revised several times to include updated point releases, development foundations, libraries, and other disks in the shrink-wrapped package.

Unfortunately, I don't think that there is a complete list of ASE/AWE part numbers on the net.

I forget lettering scheme for the ASE/AWE part suffixes, but they do not strictly correspond to sequential numeric releases. I may be mistaken, but I think that some of the kits were specific to particular regions or hardware options. There are a handful of examples listed on the wiki at http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/IRIX_6.5_E ... _Revisions

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Re: Question on Software Revision

Unread postby coolfox » Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:13 am

josehill wrote:
robespierre wrote:The full set was only produced for 6.5. Point releases came as overlays, with quarterly updated Applications CDs.


That's not correct. The "full" ASE/AWE sets were revised several times to include updated point releases, development foundations, libraries, and other disks in the shrink-wrapped package.

Unfortunately, I don't think that there is a complete list of ASE/AWE part numbers on the net.

I forget lettering scheme for the ASE/AWE part suffixes, but they do not strictly correspond to sequential numeric releases. I may be mistaken, but I think that some of the kits were specific to particular regions or hardware options. There are a handful of examples listed on the wiki at http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/IRIX_6.5_E ... _Revisions


interesting, so I guess the only way to tell is to open one up huh.

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Re: Question on Software Revision

Unread postby josehill » Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:27 am

coolfox wrote:interesting, so I guess the only way to tell is to open one up huh.

If you do, please let us know the result so that we can add it to the wiki. Of course, you'd be welcome to add it, if you're so inclined. ;)

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Re: Question on Software Revision

Unread postby coolfox » Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:43 am

Looks like 6.5.19 and a bunch of other fun stuff. Could you please update the wiki?
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Re: Question on Software Revision

Unread postby dexter1 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:27 am

I had to process the photo's a bit because they are quite dark.

I counted 18 different CD's: 4 x 6.5.19 overlay, Base doc, Applications, 4 x Freeware february 2003, 2 x 6.5.12 Demos, 4 x Found1/2/DevFound/DevLib, SNMP access for HP-UX MIB and ONC3/NFS3.

It's been added as an extra AWE revision entry.
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Re: Question on Software Revision

Unread postby coolfox » Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:19 pm

Thanks!

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Re: Question on Software Revision

Unread postby coolfox » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:18 pm

dexter1 wrote:I had to process the photo's a bit because they are quite dark.

I counted 18 different CD's: 4 x 6.5.19 overlay, Base doc, Applications, 4 x Freeware february 2003, 2 x 6.5.12 Demos, 4 x Found1/2/DevFound/DevLib, SNMP access for HP-UX MIB and ONC3/NFS3.

It's been added as an extra AWE revision entry.


Got another revision, 013-2477-001 Rev A is 6.5.

Comes with:

Irix 6.5 Development Foundation, MipsPro 7.2.1 Compiler Patches June 1998, Irix 6.5 Foundation 1, 2, Irix 6.5 Base documentation June 1998, SNMP Access to HP-UX MIB 1.1.2, ProDev Workshop 2.7, Irix 6.5 Installation Tools June 1998, MipsPro Fortran-77 7.2.1, ONC3/NFS Version 3, MipsPro C Compiler 7.2.1, Irix 6.5 Applications June 1998, Irix 6.5 Development Libraries

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Re: Question on Software Revision

Unread postby vishnu » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:53 pm

If you request a wiki account you could add that to the wiki yourself, most nekochan members (or at least the ones who stick around for more than a day or two) end up getting one... :P
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Re: Question on Software Revision

Unread postby coolfox » Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:09 pm

I probably should heh

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Re: Question on Software Revision

Unread postby vishnu » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:29 pm

Here's the link to request an account, nekochan members are automatically approved:

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