I am really wanting to play around with VAX/Cobol (or whatever it is called these days...) and was slightly disappointed to find it was not on the Hobby pack any longer. (I should read the website and not the PDF!)
Is there any reasonable way to get it? I tried calling 1-800-digital and asking for the product # on the hobbist web site, but was met by blank incomprehension and a great offer on a Proliant... <grin>
This is not for commercial use, this is only to play on a simulated VAX running in SimH. I think we are seriously going to look at the Itanium product line to move some of our resell products from IBM to HP, but this has nothing to do with it. I just want to play, and I LOVE Cobol.
I do not think the [i:581792f727]Vax[/i:581792f727] COBOL compiler is up there - I can see the Alpha and Itanium versions though. Also, I am not sure that you can download those versions for "Hobbist" use since they come with their own keys.
I [i:581792f727]think[/i:581792f727] that if I can find media, it will be okay to load the compiler on the hhobbist VAX version Karen and I have running at home to play with. At least, there was a license for it that came with the layered license pack (see below).
Thank you for the pointer though.
l [code:1:581792f727]$ show license COBOL
Active licenses on node RSVAX1:
------- Product ID -------- ---- Rating ----- -- Version --
Product Producer Units Avail Activ Version Release Termination
COBOL DEC 0 0 100 0.0 (none) 30-JUN-2008
Yeah - I have been reading your pages and noticed that first thing. That is some really valuable writing you do over there!
I saw the $1K zx2000 on ebay and my "possible crazy price" alert went off. It may be a really good price though. I think I will buy new from HP in the DSPP program for any real development machines; the prices seem hard to beat wth a stick.
Especially now that I see the Itanium is the only platform that is really supported. The news that the Alpha chip had been "retired" kind of surpised me, though I guess it shouldn't have.
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!