HPE OpenVMS Hobbyist license program is closing

Maciej W. Rozycki macro at linux-mips.org
Fri Mar 20 12:36:25 CDT 2020

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.


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