OpenVMS EOL? (519 Views)
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GuentherF
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Registered: ‎10-04-2006
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OpenVMS EOL?

I just heard rumors that OpenVMS is officially going end-of-life.

 

True?

 

/Guenther (who installed BL5 of VAX/VMS on 2nd VAX-11/780 in Europe)

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Volker Halle
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Registered: ‎04-26-2004
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Re: OpenVMS EOL?

Guenther,

 

here is the 'HP customer letter' as published by openvms.org: 

 

http://www.openvms.org/stories.php?story=13/06/06/2422149

 

Draw your own conclusions...

 

Volker.

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Richard Brodie_1
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Registered: ‎10-09-2003
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Re: OpenVMS EOL?

My summary:

 

  1. The roadmap has lost all pretence of new versions or features.
  2. They can't even be bothered to port to the next gen Itanium.
  3. There is no official EOL for support on Itanium as yet.

 

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Volker Halle
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Re: OpenVMS EOL?

Guenther,

 

here is a pointer to an HP press release 'HP Extends Support for OpenVMS through Year 2020' ...

 

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-news/press-release.html?id=1424702

 

Regards,

 

Volker.

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Paul Jerrom
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Message 5 of 5 (304 Views)

Re: OpenVMS EOL?

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I think I heard my first VMS EOL rumour in 1987. Since then I've seen NT and Tru64 actually go EOL. And Digital, come to that...

When the 5 year roadmaps first came out each was met with a 'Oh, VMS only has 5 years to live'. I think the first one was back in 1997.

As Mark Twain said, "The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated".

Have fun,

Peejay
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