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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyists and OpenVMS | Introduction Forum
Author Cheapest/easiest way to use EVE editor

Posts: 1
Joined: 08.11.10
Posted on November 08 2010 22:55
Hello Everybody,
As a long in the tooth vms user, I've sadly found myself in a linux environment using edt. Now I used to like edt 20 years ago, but then I was shown eve. smiley
What I want to do now is figure out a cheap way to buy an old vax/alpha box with a HDD, a vms hobbyist licence and eve. I can then use eve in a safe environment and then transfer my programs to a live system.
Is it acceptable to use the hobbyist licence in this way and if so what do you recommend I do?
Author RE: Cheapest/easiest way to use EVE editor

Posts: 38
Location: Windermere, UK
Joined: 16.05.07
Posted on November 09 2010 07:18
Yes, this is an acceptable use for the hobbyist license. Your problem will be finding a VAX or Alpha box. If you are patient you will be able to pick a box up off ebay for a reasonable price (depending on where you live). It might also be worth asking around if here or, for example, on the cctalk mailing list, if anyone is thinking of parting with one of their systems. Once networked you can use a transfer protocol such as ftp, or even better NFS to transparently mount a linux filesystem on your VMS box and copy files back and forwards at will.

Regards, Mark.
Author RE: Cheapest/easiest way to use EVE editor

Posts: 461
Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on November 09 2010 13:48
The hobbyist license is limited to non-commercial use. If you are using VMS in a work related function, then you need either a commercial or development license.
Author RE: Cheapest/easiest way to use EVE editor

Posts: 1
Joined: 10.10.11
Posted on October 10 2011 22:27
thank you ! i know that If you are using VMS in a work related function, then you need either a commercial or development license.!

BTW i'm new and i'm happy to be here smiley

Author RE: Cheapest/easiest way to use EVE editor
Bruce Claremont

Posts: 500
Joined: 07.01.10
Posted on October 11 2011 04:16
You can use SimH VAX to emulate a VAX on Windows or Linux hardware. You can use FreeAXP to emulate an Alpha on Windows hardware. Both products are free.
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