Post by ***@rlgsc.com
Could STARTUP be more friendly? Certainly. However, IMHO, it is better
than manually hacking the SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM file.
Yeah; given the doc for approximately everything shows hacking on
SYSTARTUP.COM, SYSTARTUP_V5.COM, or SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM, and another
little joyous adventure, that, I have tended to stay with the DCL-based
As we've discussed.
From the far side of 2020, I see little reason and little motivation
and little incentive to change from the current morass.
Not until app packages or app bundles or app containers are also
present, and the SYSMAN STARTUP remediation or replacement can deal
with all that.
Then maybe a port of the nix package manager or whatever and a PCSI
overhaul or replacement, and integrated with SYSMAN, and providing
support for jails / sandboxes / containers.
With app bundles and ilk and the resultant more modular app packaging,
the system really has to manage the app sequencing and app dependencies
without resorting to human-edited text files.
I'd prefer an easier migration path from SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM into
whatever might replace it too and SYSMAN never offered this, but that
migration likely also means callable DCL to assist with the migration,
and that ain't happening in this decade.
Put differently: It's 2020. We have computers. I don't want to be
dinking around in startup files or in SYSMAN STARTUP. At all. I'm quite
accustomed to not dinking in those files on other platforms, and I'm
not alone there.
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