I was going through my backup DVDs when I found an ISO file for OpenVMS/VAX 7.3, no doubt left over from some earlier period of hobbyist exploration. As I'm trying to learn more about large systems, I decided to give it another whirl and renewed my licenses. Unfortnantly, the ISO I had around contains only a small amount of "extra" stuff: DECWindows, Motif, TCP/IP, Kerberos, DCE and DECnet. Where can I find stuff like programming languages and stuff? MACRO is too low-level for me at the moment, and the only other easy-to find language seems to BLISS, which isn't exactly a well-documented language. I plan to get a media kit when I can get the money together, but given my student status, that might be a while...
Also, there's gads of layered products for which PAKs are issued but which aren't listed as part of the hobby media kit? What if I wanted to try to use DEC Write (assuming, of course, I can get X11 working)?
Thanks for the info. I was planning on getting an actual hobbyist distro at some point when I have the $30 to spend. As a college student, I don't often have money around, especially not during breaks when I don't even have my job at my school's campus center to fall back on as a funding source. I was just wondering if there was a way to get a bit of a head start. Clearly it seems like there's not, so I'll just have to forego a night out during the semester or something to get that kit.
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!