Recently an acquaintance at the next table in a Palo Alto (Calif.) restaurant introduced me to his companions, three young venture capitalists from China. They explained, with visible excitement, that they were touring promising companies in Silicon Valley. I've lived in the Valley a long time, and usually when I see how the region has become such a draw for global investments, I feel a little proud.

Installation kits for OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS I64 v8.3 and later are

WASD V11 is now available.

An updated version of OpenVMS backup management software ABS V4.5 is available from HPE which uses the new SSL1 library and supports RDB V7.3.

MultiNet V5.5 is now shipping.
the highlights:

  • UCXDRIVER (the BG interface) now uses buffered I/O to improve performance

  • The latest version of BIND is included

  • The latest version of NTP is included

  • An NFSv3 client is now included

  • Lots of FTP enhancements have been made
  • 10 years after they were first made available at the OpenVMS Advanced Technical Symposium, the entire set of 42 journals has been re-scanned and converted to machine readable text.


    VMS Software, Inc. includes eCube’s NXTware development software as part of the OpenVMS 8.4-2 media kit.

    Connect Deutschland and the German NonStop User Group (GTUG) will host the annual IT-Symposium from April 18th to April 20th, 2016 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin.

    OpenVMS 8.4-2 Launched

    BOLTON, Mass., March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- VMS Software, Inc. (VSI) today announced the worldwide availability of VSI OpenVMS Version 8.4-2 (Maynard Release) operating system (OS) for HPE Integrity servers. The Maynard Release is the second by VSI. The new OS is compatible with HPE Integrity servers running the latest Intel® Itanium® 9500 series processor, as well as most prior generations of the Itanium processor family. VSI also reconfirmed plans to offer OpenVMS on x86-based servers.

    Emacs 21.2 is now available for VMS/VAX

    cURL/libcurl 7.46 PCSI kits are available on sourceforge

    Installation kits for OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS I64 v8.3 and later are available for download.

    HP PERFDAT V4.7 - OpenVMS Ultimate Performance Solution - has been released.

    Process Software Inc are asking for beta testers for the next version of their MULTINET TCPIP stack

    Process Software have released PMDF 6.7. The primary enhancement is that email messages with very long lines are now handled.