X86 Community license and software access

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X86 Community license and software access

Post by madsweeney » Wed Oct 04, 2023 9:00 am

This is a suggestion and not a promise. If you are waiting for an email confirming your acceptance to the x86 community and access to x86 software and license, you can try connecting to the portal and check if your access is enabled. Connect to sp.vmssoftware.com and click on "Reset Password". Enter the email address that you used to register in the "Enter e-mail" box on the screen. If you get a 404 error, your account is not yet created, if you get the "Instructions Successfully Sent" check your email and set your new password. To learn how to navigate and use the portal without the introductory email, I recommend you post a topic here in the forum asking for the material.
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Re: X86 Community license and software access

Post by mister.moderator » Tue Apr 09, 2024 3:27 am

Regarding the current vmdk instance and the list of compilers, I have gathered your concerns and comments and have brought them to the attention of the management team for review.
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Re: X86 Community license and software access

Post by naiac » Tue Apr 09, 2024 4:33 am

whcox53 wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2024 12:06 pm
Well, that is disappointing to say the least. No Basic, Cobol, Pascal, Bliss, or X86 Assembler.
Pascal is there and works out of the box. I've been compiling programs I did on Turbo Pascal for MS-DOS when I was a student with no issues.

Also, Perl is there too ready to be used. Look at VMS$COMMON.PERL-5_34. Python 3.10 can be very easily installed (even for a totally openVMS newbie like myself). I believe PHP can also be installed in the same way, though I haven't tried it yet

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mister.moderator wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2024 3:27 am
Regarding the current vmdk instance and the list of compilers, I have gathered your concerns and comments and have brought them to the attention of the management team for review.
Thanks a lot for taking the feedback.

I personally would also like to have access to DECforms.


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Re: X86 Community license and software access

Post by whcox53 » Tue Apr 09, 2024 12:41 pm

Given that the plan is to produce one VMDK for all the hobbyists, it seems like the easiest way to do that is just install all the products. Someone will want whatever is left off.
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Re: X86 Community license and software access

Post by abrsvc » Thu Jul 04, 2024 8:20 am

Couldn't find a better place for this so... (move it if there is a better place.) I know of no other way to easily make VSI aware of this issue. Delete this if this is not the right place for this.

I have received an update for my ambassador status (multiple actually over the last couple of weeks) and have successfully signed up. I received an invitation to the first ambassador meeting but unfortunately I will not be available at that time. In the notification, an Email address was provided for any questions or comments(I hesitate to provide it here).

I attempted to utilize that address to indicate my inability to attend and asked for access to a recording so not to miss the information provided. That Email was rejected because:

"The group XXX isn't set up to receive messages from YYY"

Can someone update the system to allow incoming messages from those Email accounts associated with accepted ambassadors?

Thanks,
Dan


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Re: X86 Community license and software access

Post by whcox53 » Thu Jul 04, 2024 9:07 am

FYI: If you are still waiting for the Ambassador welcome email, you might want to check your spam folder. Mine ended up there. I flagged it as Not Spam.

I also got the response back that the ambassador account is not set up to receive emails from me. I am guessing that will get set up shortly now that I have signed the agreement.
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Re: X86 Community license and software access

Post by raymii » Fri Jul 05, 2024 12:20 pm

whcox53 wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2024 9:07 am
FYI: If you are still waiting for the Ambassador welcome email, you might want to check your spam folder. Mine ended up there. I flagged it as Not Spam.

I also got the response back that the ambassador account is not set up to receive emails from me. I am guessing that will get set up shortly now that I have signed the agreement.

I think they're processing batch wise, I got my invite this week, signed it and today it was actually processed.


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Re: X86 Community license and software access

Post by reinhardtjh » Fri Jul 05, 2024 5:23 pm

raymii wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2024 12:20 pm
whcox53 wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2024 9:07 am
FYI: If you are still waiting for the Ambassador welcome email, you might want to check your spam folder. Mine ended up there. I flagged it as Not Spam.

I also got the response back that the ambassador account is not set up to receive emails from me. I am guessing that will get set up shortly now that I have signed the agreement.

I think they're processing batch wise, I got my invite this week, signed it and today it was actually processed.
Seems so. I signed on Wednesday and got a welcome letter today, but actually got access through the Service Portal yesterday. Once you get full access there is a section of the Service Portal that lets you see the other people in the Ambassador Program.

I also tried to send an email to VMSAmbassadorProgramme@vmssoftware.com but got bounced back as not having permission.
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