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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyists and OpenVMS | Porting Open Source to OpenVMS
Author nroff troff groff on OpenVMS
ve6bsv
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Posts: 5
Joined: 12.02.09
Posted on April 15 2009 06:03
Good morning all,

I would like to run groff on VMS but nobody seems to have ported it over so I am going to try to
do it myself. Scratch that. Groff is a complex glop of shared libraries, C++ and who knows what else lashed into a binary with gmake so I thought I would start by porting troff or itroff.

Has anybody ported or started to port any of the *roff text processing applications? jIf not, is there any objection to me taking on this task?

It has got to be easier that proting Open Office!!!!

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Richard Loken
Senior System Administrator
Athabasca University
Author RE: nroff troff groff on OpenVMS
malmberg
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Posts: 530
Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on September 05 2013 03:04
An old message, but:

The nroff, troff, and such are distantly related to the Digital Standard Runoff. It is possible with some editing macros or other automation to convert those files so that the RUNOFF program on VMS can process them.

If you have the converter program scan the subtopics to make sure that they are unique and legal VMS help titles, it is possible to convert such documents to VMS help topics using Runoff.

And of course I doubt that anyone would object to someone porting or refreshing a port of anything to VMS.
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malmberg
August 04 2022
No more VAX hobbyist licenses. Community licenses for Alpha/IA64/X86_64 VMS Software Inc. Commercial VMS software licenses for VAX available from HPE.

ozboomer
July 20 2022
Just re-visiting.. No more hobbyist licenses? Is that from vmssoftware.com, no 'community' licenses?

valdirfranco
July 01 2022
No more hobbyist license...sad

mister_wavey
February 12 2022
I recall that the disks failed on the public access VMS systems that included Fafner

parwezw
January 03 2022
Anyone know what happened to FAFNER.DYNDS.ORG? I had a hobbyist account here but can longer access the site.

gtackett
October 27 2021
Make that DECdfs _2.1A_ for Vax

gtackett
October 27 2021
I'm looking for DECdfs V2.4A kit for VAX. Asking here just in case anyone is still listening.

MarkRLV
September 17 2021
At one time, didn't this web site have a job board? I would love to use my legacy skills one last time in my career.

malmberg
January 18 2021
New Hobbyist PAKs for VAX/VMS are no longer available according to reports. Only commercial licenses are reported to be for sale from HPE

dfilip
January 16 2021
Can someone please point me to hobbyist license pak? I'm looking for VAX/VMS 7.1, DECnet Phase IV, and UCX/TCPIP ... have the 7.1 media, need the license paks ... thanks!

Bart
October 16 2020
OpenVMS, and this website!

malmberg
September 05 2020
VSI community non-commercial licenses for AXP/IA64 are available now.

malmberg
September 05 2020
See the forum about licensing. Don't know if HPE hobby licenses still being issued. Commercial licenses still being sold.

silfox70
September 01 2020
I need the license for OpenVMS7.3. Where can I find them?

malmberg
August 29 2020
Eisner, which is currently being moved, got an SSH update and the keys were updated to more modern encryption standards.

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