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Happy Birthday, OpenVMS

HP, its latest owner, can't quite put its finger on the value of the marketplace but is about to come out with OpenVMS 8.3

VMS, or rather its modern avatar OpenVMS, is turning 30 and - having been gussied up with open source tools like Apache, XML, Java and JavaBeans - still claims to run 300,000 systems worldwide in the financial community, hospitals, manufacturing and lotteries. HP, its latest owner, can't quite put its finger on the value of the marketplace but is about to come out with OpenVMS 8.3, what it calls an "Anniversary Release" that runs on VAX, Alpha and more to the point its Itanium-based Integrity servers. The OS is also supposed to get JBoss and MySQL support.

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Ian Miller 10/30/07 06:12:40 AM EDT

OpenVMS V8.3 was released last year for Alpha and Itanium, not VAX

What HP are calling the anniversary release is V8.3-1H1 which is an itanium only release to properly support HP Itanium Blade servers

MySQL already runs on OpenVMS. The news is HP are porting the current version and are going to support it.

There is plenty of opensource ported to OpenVMS. See the list at http://de.openvms.org/OpenVMS-Ports/index.php and the list at the HP site.

HP News Desk 10/29/07 12:00:51 PM EDT

VMS, or rather its modern avatar OpenVMS, is turning 30 and - having been gussied up with open source tools like Apache, XML, Java and JavaBeans - still claims to run 300,000 systems worldwide in the financial community, hospitals, manufacturing and lotteries. HP, its latest owner, can't quite put its finger on the value of the marketplace but is about to come out with OpenVMS 8.3, what it calls an 'Anniversary Release' that runs on VAX, Alpha and more to the point its Itanium-based Integrity servers. The OS is also supposed to get JBoss and MySQL support.