that includes a VNC server for OpenVMS. Last time I checked, the VMS freeware CD offering was a VNC client only (allowing you to remotely view another computer's screen on VMS), but Alexey's port of the VNC server opens the potential for viewing your OpenVMS DECwindows X-display remotely from another computer's console (Windows, Linux, Mac, etc.) using VNC.
If anyone attempts installing and using this VNC server on VMS, post a reply here letting me and others hear your experiences with it.
I downloaded the X11VNC server from http://fafner.dyndns.org/~alexey/index.html
Downloaded & installed the OPENJPEG and ZLIB , as per "readme.vms"
(It allows to view, control OpenVMS desktop from your local *nix, Windows or either OpenVMS
(see http://fafner.dyndns.org/~alexey/vnc.zip) workstation by your local keyboard and mouse.
Access to VMS desktop may be protected via password.
Before compilation, you should already have ZLIB and JPEG packages installed.
(nice place to get both is http://fafner.dyndns.org/~alexey/index.html )
Compilation is simple and looks like in *nix world:Compilation is simple and looks like in *nix world: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]$startup
configure.com procedure detects configuration, test required libraries and creats build.com procedure.
build.com compiles package and creates x11vnc$startup.com install procedure
x11vnc$startup.com sets up all environment to be needed.)
as I launch the @configure for the VNC server I get:
Configuring X11VNC for OpenVMS
Checking architecture ... Alpha
Checking OS ... OpenVMS V8.3
Compiler ... DEC C
Checking build utility ... MMK
BUT there is no build to be launched , and no warning/messages/errors at the end
Maybe I should install "JPEG Library version 6B" instead?
I did't cos , again , the help says :
To build the library only execute build.com
Library will be built without /NAME=AS_IS in standard OpenVMS manner.
After building define JPEG as DEVICE:[where_jpeg_located]
but NO build.com is there
What may I miss?
Edited by giacomo on October 05 2008 23:38
A further point on what Stephen just said is that Alexey has a full time paid job which does not include fixing open source programs he has ported. He is a helpful person but a timely response is not guaranteed so reporting a problem and suggesting a fix at the same time is always appreciated.
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.
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Bart March 20 2017 Happy to have found my password again!