Where is "BLISS Primer Volume 1"?


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Where is "BLISS Primer Volume 1"?

Post by meyer_d » Fri Jul 05, 2024 1:24 am

In BLISS-32 User Manual (https://docs.vmssoftware.com/docs/BLISS_USER_MANUAL.PDF), on page 8-1 there is a reference to "the BLISS self-paced study course, as outlined in the BLISS Primer".

Curious about that study course, I started looking for the BLISS Primer, which is not listed among the User Manual's "Associated Documents".

I found a copy of BLISS Primer Volume 2 on Bitsaver's (https://bitsavers.org/pdf/dec/bliss/EY- ... 2_1979.pdf).

Does anyone know where a copy of Volume 1 can be found?
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Re: Where is "BLISS Primer Volume 1"?

Post by jreagan » Sat Jul 06, 2024 12:02 pm

I haven't seen one in years. I have a Vol 2 and Vol 3 on my bookshelf here at home. I've searched all my internal disks, etc. and I don't have one.


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Re: Where is "BLISS Primer Volume 1"?

Post by meyer_d » Sun Jul 07, 2024 3:03 am

Thanks for searching.
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Re: Where is "BLISS Primer Volume 1"?

Post by goathunter » Sun Jul 07, 2024 3:52 pm

I apparently don't have volume one, either.

However, if you're looking for an introduction to BLISS, I do have Matt Madison's notes from his "Introduction to BLISS" session from DECUS in 1993.

https://vms.process.com/scripts/fileser ... LISS-INTRO

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Re: Where is "BLISS Primer Volume 1"?

Post by jreagan » Mon Jul 08, 2024 3:01 pm

Chapter 1 of the BLISS Reference Manual is an "introduction" to BLISS which isn't too bad. Chapter 2 starts with good background info as well.

The latest BLISS x86 kit finally contains DCL HELP and the Release Notes are a summary (mostly) of the assorted Alpha and Itanium release notes over the years along with x86 info.

One of my dreams is to either get the BLISS RM updated with 64-bit info or create a companion "BLISS 64-bit Reference Manual Addendum" to go along with the traditional BLISS-32 RM.


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Re: Where is "BLISS Primer Volume 1"?

Post by lastovica@sciinc.com » Tue Jul 09, 2024 3:14 pm

I have copies of the BLISS Primer volumes I (Introductory), II (Intermediate), and III (Readings) on my shelf. If someone wanted to scan them and produce PDFs I suppose I would not object so long as the hardcopy remains largely unmolested.
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Re: Where is "BLISS Primer Volume 1"?

Post by dgordon » Tue Jul 09, 2024 3:21 pm

I have copies of the BLISS Primer volumes I (Introductory), II (Intermediate), and III (Readings) on my shelf
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Re: Where is "BLISS Primer Volume 1"?

Post by jreagan » Tue Jul 09, 2024 5:29 pm

How many pages in Vol 1?


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Re: Where is "BLISS Primer Volume 1"?

Post by lastovica@sciinc.com » Thu Jul 11, 2024 5:44 pm

V1 is roughly the same thickness as V2. V3 about half as thick. V1 Total page count is more difficult to immediately determine but is roughly 282 pages.

V1 is 12 modules and 3 appendices. Copyright 1978, 79, 82.
V2 is 13 modules. Copyright 1978, 79.
V3 is 133 pages. Copyright 1979.
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Re: Where is "BLISS Primer Volume 1"?

Post by cct » Thu Jul 11, 2024 7:08 pm

lastovica@sciinc.com wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2024 5:44 pm
V1 is roughly the same thickness as V2. V3 about half as thick. V1 Total page count is more difficult to immediately determine but is roughly 282 pages.

V1 is 12 modules and 3 appendices. Copyright 1978, 79, 82.
V2 is 13 modules. Copyright 1978, 79.
V3 is 133 pages. Copyright 1979.
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Cut off the spine and use an ADF

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