FreeAXP and Avanti 435 are now available. FreeAXP 435 includes the 32-bit disk corruption fix that was released as FreeAXP 422. This patch applied to the 32-bit version of FreeAXP only. The problem did not impact 64-bit FreeAXP or Avanti.
The big news for Avanti users is virtual tape and Avanti as a service updates. Avanti now supports virtual tapes devices. The virtual tape format is compatible with the SimH tape format, allowing easy exchange of tapes between the two emulators. Avanti 435 also provides the /INSTALL and /UNINSTALL qualifiers, which allow Avanti to be installed and de-installed as a Windows service.
The Avanti and FreeAXP kits include updated documentation. Review the current Virtual Alpha Release Notes and User Guide for full details on the new features. Both documents can be downloaded from the FreeAXP page (www.FreeAXP.com)
For those of you considering deployment of FreeAXP or Avanti under Microsoft Hyper-V, the following change first appeared in FreeAXP 453 and has been incorporated into FreeAXP and Avanti 2.3. In the past, the Virtual Alpha Configuration Utility has filtered non-NIC Microsoft network device entries from the NIC list. In order to support Hyper-V virtual NICs, we have had to remove this feature. Devices that are not technically NIC's, such as the Tunnel Adapters, may now show up in the Configuration Utility NIC list.
malmberg December 17 2016 I do not know what the status of the last known business that was handling the Digital PDP-11 os software.
malmberg December 17 2016 There is a special license for hobbyist to run some Digital's OSs on SimH/PDP-11 only.
Real hardware technically needs a new license.
bamchchnz December 14 2016 Hello, this is my first post to this news group. I have installed openVMS on Alpha and a small VAX. However a friend has just given me a microPDP11/73 which is running RT-11. However I'd like t
abrsvc October 21 2016 The license process takes a few days. I believe that it is processed in India so there are time zonesinvolved too.
bnovak October 18 2016 Is hobbyst license program still active? I have request license, today, when have to expect answer?
malmberg August 17 2016 The hobbyist license does not restrict you to a version of VMS for non-commercial use. For commercial use, HPE has programs for pre-sale testing of products.
VMS 8.4 is the current release.
user August 11 2016 Can I get license for OpenVMS 8.3 for testing TCP/IP services?