HPE OpenVMS Hobbyist license program is closing

Jan-Benedict Glaw jbglaw at lug-owl.de
Fri Mar 20 16:28:46 CDT 2020

Hi Maciej!

Long time no see!

On Fri, 2020-03-20 17:36:25 +0000, Maciej W. Rozycki <macro at linux-mips.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Mar 2020, Jan-Benedict Glaw via cctalk wrote:
> > > Linux and/or NetBSD/vax would be a good choice, though, to implement the
> > > VAX's system calls and execute it's binaries. Though there were more
> > > concerted efforts to do this years ago, but I don't know what became of
> > > them. Google shows a smattering of efforts littered with broken links. :(
> > 
> > There was a vax-linux port started by others, and I cared for it for a
> > good number of years. My life changed a lot since then, I quite failed
> > (and failed hard!) to bring up the needed time to care for Linux, care
> > for GCC and Binutils, GNU libc and all those programs silently
> > expecting IEEE floating point support.
>  I'm still here to help. :)


>  I expect to get at least one of my VAXen online RSN (a 4000/60, with 
> TURBOchannel).  As in a couple of weeks' time (if only not that damn COVID 
> thing!).  It boots our ancient VAX/Linux port with an NFS-root over a PMAD 
> interface.  Other machines may follow.

Actually, I'm searching (more active than ever) for a proper location
to put all of my hardware to. I already have shelves, controllable
power plugs, and just today an EPROM reader/writer arrived. Though I'm
unsure (to use fair language) when there'll be a really up-to-date
working Linux port. But maybe at some time, there'll be one!



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