The October 'State of the Port to x86' from VMS Software Inc provides an up-to-date progress report on the major projects in the development of OpenVMS for x86-64 architecture systems.

The latest state of the x86 port describes the considerable progress made since the previous report in April.

Mark Berryman announced the availability of PHP V7.0.24/.25, V7.1.10/.11 and MariaDB V5.5.57/.58

The latest NXTware Remote has been certified for reliability and performance on the OpenVMS Java 1.8 port for Agile Development, DevOps remote deploy and audit functions for development events on OpenVMS. eCube Systems’ NXTware Remote 4.7 is first major Java 1.8 certified application for OpenVMS

Some updates to GNV have been released - gawk 4.2, ar_tools 3.0.4, ld_tools 3.0.6

A beta release of MariaDB-5.5-57 for OpenVMS on Alpha and Itanium is now available.

This latest 2017-2020 product roadmap includes specific updates for VSI OpenVMS releases on Alpha, Integrity, and x86. There is also further details about the x86 Early Adopters Kit (EAK) releases, V9.0 and V9.1.

VMS Software, Inc. (VSI) today announced that in response to customer demand, VSI is expanding its cross-platform services offerings worldwide.

eCube Systems will kick off an international tour featuring OpenVMS modernization seminars in Europe and North America.

Arne Vajhøj has announced an OpenVMS interface library for java and JVM based script languages.


Installation kits for Perl 5.24.2 on OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS I64 v8.3 and later are now available. They include a mitigation for CVE-2016-1238

The new release is functionally identical to VSI’s initial OpenVMS Alpha release (V8.4-2L1). However, for customers running Alpha hardware on EV6 and later processors, the new, optimized V8.4-2L2 release may realize significant performance improvements of between 15% and 50%.

Terry R. Holmes joins VMS Software executive team to lead ramp up of worldwide customer outreach.

This latest 2017-2019 product roadmap includes updates on VSI OpenVMS V8.5, OpenVMS for Integrity i6, the Alpha support roadmap, and iSCSI. There is also further detail about the next OpenVMS V8.5 and V9.0 release for Itanium, along with the "early adopter" release of V9.0 of OpenVMS for x86 servers.

Java 8 is now available for current OpenVMS systems.