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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | VAX Systems Forums | VAX Software Forum
Author VMS/OpenVMS versions?
alexbuell
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Posted on October 05 2010 07:44
Is there an exhaustive list out there that shows all the versions of OpenVMS or VMS that have been released for the VAX? The official docs and the wikipedia article doesn't show all versions that have been released. For example, I can't find anything about VMS 5.3, only VMS 4.x. Thanks for any information given. Perhaps this should be a FAQ?
Author RE: VMS/OpenVMS versions?
abrsvc
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Posted on October 06 2010 04:25
Is there a particular problem you aer trying to solve? Yes there was a V5.3 as well as 5.0, 5.1 and 5.2. V5.4 had a few variants as well.

Dan
Author RE: VMS/OpenVMS versions?
pfau
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Posted on October 06 2010 05:38
A quick google search revealed http://h71000.www7.hp.com/openvms/os/openvms-release-history.html. It lists all versions since 4.0. It doesn't indicate which platforms are targeted, though.
http://nbpfaus.net/~pfau/
Author RE: VMS/OpenVMS versions?
alexbuell
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Posted on October 06 2010 08:41
I was trying to build up a picture of what layered products would run on which VMS versions, that's all. I need to find UCX (TCP/IP) for VMS 5.3. And I wanted to collect all the last versions in each major release of VMS, for example, VMS 4.7, VMS 5.5, VMS 6.2, VMS 7.3 etc. Is this do-able?
Author RE: VMS/OpenVMS versions?
abrsvc
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Posted on October 07 2010 04:43
I can check the software product libraries for V5.3 (I still have them all) and will post here. As far as the major releases go:

V5.5 should be V5.5-2
V6.2 had a couple of hardware releases (V6.2-1h1, V6.2-1h2)
V7.3 should be the last of V7.3-2

I'll see what I can find.

Dan
Author RE: VMS/OpenVMS versions?
alexbuell
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Posted on October 07 2010 23:29
Thanks much appreciated. I'll drop you an PM with my e-mail address.

Alex
Author RE: VMS/OpenVMS versions?
brad
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Posted on October 08 2010 01:00
alexbuell wrote:
I was trying to build up a picture of what layered products would run on which VMS versions, that's all. I need to find UCX (TCP/IP) for VMS 5.3. And I wanted to collect all the last versions in each major release of VMS, for example, VMS 4.7, VMS 5.5, VMS 6.2, VMS 7.3 etc. Is this do-able?


The links on this page:

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/openvms/os/swroll/index.html

will probably be helpful, as well. I don't remember how far back the information goes, but a quick look shows an Excel-type spreadsheet containing some of the information you are looking for.
http://www.turquoisewitch.com/~bradh
Author RE: VMS/OpenVMS versions?
alexbuell
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Posted on October 08 2010 01:15
brad wrote:
will probably be helpful, as well. I don't remember how far back the information goes, but a quick look shows an Excel-type spreadsheet containing some of the information you are looking for.


Ah, now why did I miss that one! Thank you, I will take a look at the spreadsheets.
Author RE: VMS/OpenVMS versions?
malmberg
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Posted on October 08 2010 02:08
Some of the UCX versions will install and work on earlier versions of VMS than stated in their SPDs.

With the older UCX, you may need to have images from multiple kits, as in one case I think I had to use an older rcp image from a version where rcp was supplied as experimental and not supported, because the rcp in the later version(s) that was supported did not work. Copying the older image was the only work around that I found.
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August 04 2022
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