Home · Articles · Downloads · Hobby Wear · Forums · Web Links · News CategoriesFriday, October 15, 2021
Navigation
Home
Articles
Downloads
Hobby Wear
FAQ
Forums
Web Links
News Categories
Contact Us
Photo Gallery
OpenVMS Bigot
Search
Users Online
Guests Online: 3
No Members Online

Registered Members: 7,595
Newest Member: jpmonroe8
Sponsors
Island Computer
View Thread
OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | OpenVMS Hobbyist Media Kits | OpenVMS Alpha Media Kits
Author V8.4
brad
Member

User Avatar

Posts: 134
Location: Hopedale, MA USA
Joined: 15.12.05
Posted on August 07 2010 06:12
Perhaps this query is too early, but is there a "schedule" for producing an Alpha V8.4 hobbyist kit?

Thanks!
http://www.turquoisewitch.com/~bradh
Author RE: V8.4
zeiszler
Member

Posts: 2
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Joined: 08.06.10
Posted on August 26 2010 09:47
I am interested too. I still haven't installed the 8.3 on my virtual alpha and have had the kits for awhile.
Author RE: V8.4
dtpoirot
Member

Posts: 15
Joined: 11.08.10
Posted on October 15 2010 11:17
hum...

Did anyone get their hands on the 8.4 Field Test?

I have some POSIX code developed on UNIX that has conditional compiled bits that I would like to get rid of...

Also, the 8.4 presentations include some interesting shared memory APIs.
Author RE: V8.4
imiller
Administrator

User Avatar

Posts: 277
Location: UK
Joined: 24.02.06
Posted on October 18 2010 00:42
have you contacted HP re
http://www.openvms.org/stories.php?story=10/06/02/1513268

perhaps this could get you access to a V8.4 system
http://www.encompasserve.org/~miller/
Author RE: OPENVMS 8.4 Media kit ?????
david20
Member

Posts: 2
Joined: 22.05.11
Posted on May 31 2011 01:33
Is there any date for an OPENVMS 8.4 hobbyist media kit yet ?

Dave
Author RE: V8.4
saq
Member

Posts: 60
Joined: 24.05.08
Posted on June 17 2011 06:01
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.
Author RE: V8.4
dtpoirot
Member

Posts: 15
Joined: 11.08.10
Posted on August 07 2011 12:39
PING...

Wondering about the status of 8.4

- dan
Author RE: V8.4
saq
Member

Posts: 60
Joined: 24.05.08
Posted on November 13 2011 07:44
It'll get here when it gets here.

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.
Jump to Forum:
Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Member Poll
Are you going to OpenVMS Boot Camp 2016?

Yes

No

You must login to vote.
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

MarkRLV
September 17 2021
At one time, didn't this web site have a job board? I would love to use my legacy skills one last time in my career.

malmberg
January 18 2021
New Hobbyist PAKs for VAX/VMS are no longer available according to reports. Only commercial licenses are reported to be for sale from HPE

dfilip
January 16 2021
Can someone please point me to hobbyist license pak? I'm looking for VAX/VMS 7.1, DECnet Phase IV, and UCX/TCPIP ... have the 7.1 media, need the license paks ... thanks!

Bart
October 16 2020
OpenVMS, and this website!

malmberg
September 05 2020
VSI community non-commercial licenses for AXP/IA64 are available now.

malmberg
September 05 2020
See the forum about licensing. Don't know if HPE hobby licenses still being issued. Commercial licenses still being sold.

silfox70
September 01 2020
I need the license for OpenVMS7.3. Where can I find them?

malmberg
August 29 2020
Eisner, which is currently being moved, got an SSH update and the keys were updated to more modern encryption standards.

jiml
July 11 2020
ssh to eisner is now giving (on linux) "WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED!" , Has the server key in fact changed ? Of WHO can we ask that somewhere on the eisner webpage they

wyan
May 06 2020
Turns out I had an account here, it still was set to my location a decade ago, so hey, I'm back after over a decade!

Hein
April 21 2020
Hi all, haven't been here in years. Good to see it is all there still. I'm looking around at the forum to stop/start msipcap - 'could not be stopped' - for now. I'll shutdown FreeA

EstesDave
January 09 2020
does anyone have or know of DRB32 manuals

romaxmaniax
November 04 2019
V6.1

romaxmaniax
November 04 2019
openvms 6.1

jmvms
September 27 2019
does anyone know if you can boot an alpha es80 from the OPC panel on the front of the box

Shoutbox Archive