Based on prior updates I'd say it'll be a while. HP puts authorization of new hobbyist media firmly on the back burner.
Does anyone know if the odd behavior on (at least) Alpha graphical consoles (without DECwindows) was fixed in 8.4-Final? I've only used the beta, and there were a few oddities on a Permedia graphics head.
FWIW discussion with the few VMS types I know indicates that most are still on V8.3 anyway - seems V8.4 is a bit buggy comparatively. Now that HP doesn't allow patch access without a paid support contract having a bug-free base is very important to hobbyists.
malmberg December 12 2017 HPE only makes the most current version of OpenVMS Alpha / IA64 /VAX available to hobbyists. When I had access to the Alliance 1 program it was the same. No public downloads are allowed by HPE.
nmbonao December 08 2017 Is anybody knows OpenVMS 8.2 version downloadable version? or CD copy? Thank you very much
aarommes December 02 2017 Bitcoin and Blockchain enthusiasts ( plus distributed computing ) please connec / reply: http://www.openvmshobbyis t.com/forum/viewthread.ph p?forum_id=130&thread_id= 2991
malmberg September 10 2017 https://sourceforge.net/p /vms-ports/wiki/VMSInstal lation/ For the most part just use VMS 6.1 media instead of 7.3. But why run the older release?
DoeveR August 07 2017 Where can I find the write up on running VMS 6.1 using the simh emulator?
Bart March 20 2017 Happy to have found my password again!