Expired X86 field test

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Expired X86 field test

Post by mgdaniel » Wed Jul 06, 2022 8:28 am

Just received a(n apparently) one-time https://sp.vmssoftware.com/ message about expired X86 field-test arrangement (should have paid more attention). Where to from here?


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Re: Expired X86 field test

Post by tim.stegner » Wed Jul 06, 2022 8:41 am

Access to packages on the portal are governed by product contracts. The original X86 Field Test contract expired, hence the warning message. A new X86 Field Test contract has been entered for all previous contracts, so you should not need to do anything to continue your evaluation.
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Re: Expired X86 field test

Post by mgdaniel » Thu Jul 14, 2022 1:04 pm

Access to
PACKAGE NAME
X86092OE
PACKAGE VERSION
V9.2-0
RELEASE DATE
Thu, 14 Jul 2022 15:57:20 GMT
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DESCRIPTION
V9.2 OpenVMS Operating System for X86
is still greyed out for me (at least).


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Re: Expired X86 field test

Post by sms » Fri Jul 15, 2022 2:21 am

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> V9.2 OpenVMS Operating System for X86

> is still greyed out for me (at least).

   The field test is E9.2; V9.2 is different, and separately entitled.


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Re: Expired X86 field test

Post by madsweeney » Fri Jul 15, 2022 5:47 am

Access to OpenVMS V9.2 for x86_64 is open to OpenVMS commercial customers. Please open a browser window and enter url vmssoftware.com. Click the "Get OpenVMS 9.2" button to request access the V9.2 software.

Community member hobbyist are not yet allowed in the field test, do not apply if you only have a community license. Community hobbyist access will open after the C and C++ native compilers are available.
Dave "Mad" Sweeney
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VMS Software, Inc.
Burlington, MA 01803
USA


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Re: Expired X86 field test

Post by martin » Fri Jul 15, 2022 6:51 am

Thanks for that clarification. Do you have any estimate (however vague) when that might be?
Retired System Manager VMS/UNIX/Linux. Started on a VAX 11/782 with VMS 3.?.

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Re: Expired X86 field test

Post by volkerhalle » Fri Jul 15, 2022 7:58 am

Martin,

the Roadmap says: betweeen July and November 2022 for availability of C and C++ native compilers on OpenVMS x86_64

https://vmssoftware.com/about/roadmap/

Volker.


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Re: Expired X86 field test

Post by martin » Fri Jul 15, 2022 9:10 am

Thanks Volker.
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Re: Expired X86 field test

Post by mgdaniel » Fri Jul 15, 2022 11:07 am

madsweeney wrote:
Fri Jul 15, 2022 5:47 am
Access to OpenVMS V9.2 for x86_64 is open to OpenVMS commercial customers. Please open a browser window and enter url vmssoftware.com.

Click the "Get OpenVMS 9.2" button to request access the V9.2 software.
Which states, "I represent a customer and I am interested in purchasing OpenVMS V9.2." Definitely not the case.
Community member hobbyist are not yet allowed in the field test, do not apply if you only have a community license. Community hobbyist access will open after the C and C++ native compilers are available.
So not for ISVs? Which I understood I was registered as, and had access to E9.2 since April.


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Re: Expired X86 field test

Post by mgdaniel » Wed Jul 20, 2022 8:29 am

Just logged a support request. Parallels an earlier response here.
V92 (commercial) is a separate product, and requires a different license. Conversion of the field test sites is underway by sales (you can expect to be contacted), but you could use the V92 request form on the [VMSSOFTWARE.COM|http://VMSSOFTWARE.COM] main page to speed things along.
Rather than immediate access to V9.2 I'd be looking for access to native compilers. So I'd wait for the conversion to complete. Thanks for the more specific response.

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