We are planning to build a reconstruction of the PDP-6. The project is making a lot of progress, but currently we have a critical lack of software. Does anybody know where we can find software to run on the reconstructed machine?
Update. There is now quite a bit of PDP-6 software, but almost all of it from MIT:
- Monitor from DEC.
- SYSTEM GEN, low level DECtape formatting.
- MACDMP, file system on DECtapes.
- DDT, debugger.
- TECO, editor.
- MIDAS, assembler.
- STINK, linker.
- MacHack VI... we have a timesharing version, unsure if it runs standalone on a PDP-6.
- David Silver's flight simulator.
Get the latest updates here: https://github.com/PDP-10/its/issues?q=label%3Apdp6
EDIT: This was created to collect everything:
The program was MAC HACK VI. This link doesn't give access to the program, but it may give you some leads about where to find it. It was a chess playing program, and a good one for its time frame. https://chessprogramming.wikispaces.com/Mac+Hack
Also, here's a link to pdp- TECO. The best text editor around in 1965. This link does have a Download button, which I have not tried.
You might also want SHRDLU, a language understanding prgram written by Terry Winograd. You can get it here:
Trouble is, you'll also have to get MacLisp in order to run it.
A significant chunk of PDP-6 software has surfaced: JOSS.
It's being typed in: https://github.com/PDP-6/JOSS-II