And here-in is the start of an exercise in futility :-(
I have asked about obtaining other OpenVMS software and you will hit a dead end almost everywhere you look.
I'm not blaming the hobbyist program, the problem is HP and their ridiculous fear of...I'm not sure, but what-ever it is they fear they certainly don't make it easy for people to even try OpenVMS.
Perhaps they are afraid someone will reverse engineer their code? Who's knows! Who cares for that matter - apart from those like me that believes the extreme difficultly in getting hold of OpenVMS (software) is helping to send OpenVMS to an early grave.
HP's attitude towards OpenVMS software distribution did surprise me after seeing how much the nix camp will bend over backwards to get their software in your hands in what-ever shape or form.
It's NOT the hobbyists programs fault - the people here don't get paid for helping run this place - I say the impasse comes from much higher up - i.e. HP. I've even emailed HP and got...zero response - surprise surprise.
Good luck getting hold of that additional software. You have to either join an education program or join a development program or beg, borrow, steal the media because HP sure as hell will not make it easy for you to obtain it.
Do I have a chip on my shoulder about this? Dam straight I do - I am on a major IT forum and wrote up an article about giving OpenVMS a go. I listed about the Alpha emulator bla bla bla and got a fair amount of interest until we got to the media bit - then people turned away and said 'forget it'. Many shaking their head as to whether HP really wants people to use OpenVMS.
This is like a shopkeeper chasing potential buyers out of the shop! Come on HP - wake up.
Anyhow, best of luck with getting hold of the additional software - I gave up as have a lot of others :-(
Let us know if you did manage to get hold of it - I wouldn't mind err 'borrowing it' from you :-)
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!