On Fri, 25 May 2001 07:21:59 GMT, Larry Kessler
>1. Don't top-post.
>2. Wang 2200 systems were much more primitive than anything Pick.
>They couldn't handle much in the way of blobs; everything was
>character-based. The 2200s went away in the early 1980s.
>On Thu, 24 May 2001 08:28:24 -0700, Clark Kellogg
>>Anybody remember the Wang 2200 mini-computer system?
>>My memory tells me that the .bs2 files you encountered are blobs.
>>Check this company out, if they still exist.
>>Niakwa Management Services of America, Inc.
>>23600 N. Milwaukee Ave.
>>Mundelein, IL 60060
>>This company sold a compiler system which ran user Novell, Unix, Dos
>>etc. It allowed the user to migrate off the Wang 2200 system and run
>>the Basic-2C system under about six other OS's as mentioned above.
>>In effect, the Wang 2200 was very similar to running AP/Pro. The
>>Niakwa compiler system allowed the user to take the files from the
>>Wang 2200 to the new OS as a blob and run the new system as a "pseudo
>>AFAIK there are no tools to extract data from these types of files.
>>If you need more information, I might be able to dig up the name and
>>phone number for a consultant who as recently as five years ago was
>>still supporting some customers.
>>On Wed, 23 May 2001 18:49:31 +0200, Erik Hofman
>>>I am working on an old Basic-like system what uses "*.bs2" database-files.
>>>it belongs to an old system, about 15 years old. I try to convert the
>>>databases for the € (Euro) currencie-conversion.
>>>the problem is, I do not know in which language the system is written (I do
>>>not have the sources). And therefore I do not know the database used.
>>>What I do know is that it can't be converted bij MS access or likes.
>>>Who can help me?
By "blob" I meant that it Niakwa maintained its own Fat within the
blob which resides on the host operating system. The *.bs2 file is a
"blob". Is my understanding of "blob" wrong? This blob was not a
part of the 2200 system, it was a part of the Niakwa system which
allowed the transfer of the 2200 files to another host operating
system. Now I very well may be wrong about this, but isn't that
similar to the D3 VM and hashed files?
Sorry about the top post.