I'm about to resurrect my old MicroVAX 3100-10 and I'm currently playing around with SIMH emulator and OpenVMS 7.3.
I'm generally interested in database systems and would like to know, which databases are available for VMS/OpenVMS for VAX?
I'm aware of
- RDB (so not available for VAX, unfortunately)
MySQL is good, but what other systems are there for hobbyist use (and where can I get them)?
I also heard of someone, who was able to build Ingres 8.9 (the free university Ingres) on VMS, but I couldn't find any detailed information about this. Does anyone know, if there is a VMS build available somewhere?
Are there some old DB systems for VMS (like Ingres, Adabas etc.) available for hobbyist users?
I am not aware of open source Ingres that will build on VAX. I used the closed source Ingress on VAX/VMS a long time ago. Ingres added support in their ii_termcap file for REGIS output on a VT340 for a project that I was working on back then. The sample ii_termcap entry has an easily fixed error that prevents it from just working.
Unfortunately even at 9600 baud, the REGIS character rendering was too slow to use, but it did allow a color display back then on real Digital terminals.
I know of some work reported on the sourceforge vms-ports project about attempts to port some databases to VMS. In those cases, the ports are dependent on HP fixing bugs in the new shared memory API, and that is not available on VAX.
You may want to see what it takes to get the berkely db from sleepycat to build on VAX/VMS.
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
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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!