Tumble converts one or more TIFF (B&W only) and JPEG files into a PDF file. It was developed primarily for use with scanned images. B&W images will be encoded with Group 4 fax (T.6) lossless compression. JPEG images are embedded as-is. Tumble supports multi-page TIFF files, and can generate PDF outline entries (bookmarks) based on the file name and/or the page number.
WREC controls an SCPI-programmable power supply (such as Agilent E3631A) to reform large aluminum electrolytic capacitors. It was written specifically for the Computer History Museum PDP-1 Restoration Project, but should be useful for reforming capacitors for almost any old equipment, even audio gear.
Nonpareil is a microcode-level simulator for HP calculators introduced between 1972 and 1982, including the HP-35, HP-45, HP-55, HP-25, HP-34C, HP-38C, HP-41CV, HP-11C, HP-12C, HP-15C, HP-16C, and other models. The necessary microcode is included, as is a microcode assembler. The GTK+ toolkit is used for the user interface.
lcdtest is a utility to display monitor test patterns. It was originally written for use with LCD monitors, and may be useful in finding pixels that are stuck on or off as well as for adjustment (automatic or manual). However, it can be useful for CRT monitors as well. lcdtest uses the SDL library, and has been used on Linux with X and on Windows, but may work on other platforms supported by SDL.
Verbum is a program to punch human-readable text on paper tape, for use as a leader before a program. It was written for the PDP-1 Restoration Project, but should be useful for other computers with paper tape readers as well. The 64-character subset of ASCII printable characters (codes 20 through 5F hexadecimal) are available as a 5x7 font. Only the least significant seven channels of eight-level tape are used, with the most significant channel always zero (no holes), so that the readin mode of the PDP-1 will ignore the text.
Re: Binaries for PDP-11?
> Hey! Will you have binaries for PDP-11,
> shipped on punch card?
Punched cards? Any true PDP-11 hacker knows that software comes on DECtape!
Re: Build System
> Ick, ick ick. What the heck is wrong
Instead of complaining, why not contribute back an
I've had trouble figuring out how to use autoconf
for my own projects, so it doesn't surprise me at
all that not everyone has started using it.