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Ian Croft
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Registered: ‎07-01-2004
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TRU64 Support

Is there any recent info anywhere about when support for tru64 will cease ?
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Steven Schweda
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Registered: ‎02-23-2005
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Re: TRU64 Support

There are some useless links (and non-links)
on the Tru64 main Web page:

http://h30097.www3.hp.com/index.html

The Roadmap suggests that the end of 2012 is
the end of normal support.

http://h30097.www3.hp.com/pdf/FINAL_Tru64UNIX_Policy_Page_24March2009.pdf

Where did _you_ look?
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Martin Moore
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Registered: ‎03-19-2003
Message 3 of 5 (356 Views)

Re: TRU64 Support

There is an up-to-date graphical roadmap at http://tru64unix.compaq.com/tru64roadmap.pdf. More information in text form should be posted in the near future. But here is the situation:

The last two versions (V5.1B-5 and V5.1B-6) are the only versions for which Engineering support, i.e. new bug fixes, is still available. This support will be generally available until 31 Dec 2012, as shown on the roadmap. The box labeled "2013 CES EES" indicates that it will be possible to purchase Custom Engineering Support or Extended Engineering Support contracts to continue Engineering support through at least 2013.

The arrow in the upper right shows "MPS without Engineering support" beginning in Jan 2013. This indicates that Mature Product Support will be available after that time; that is, remedial and advisory support will still be available but with no Engineering support (i.e., as is the case now with older versions). At present, no end date has been announced for this level of support.

Hope this helps,
Martin
Every complex problem has a solution that is simple, elegant--and utterly wrong.
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Martin Moore
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Message 4 of 5 (356 Views)

Re: TRU64 Support

The support statement on the web site has been updated. From the main page (http://tru64unix.compaq.com/) select "Support Statements" in the left-hand column, then select "2010".

Martin
Every complex problem has a solution that is simple, elegant--and utterly wrong.
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Hein van den Heuvel
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Registered: ‎05-19-2003
Message 5 of 5 (356 Views)

Re: TRU64 Support

The compaq.com url didn't work, but Steve's did and with the Martin's explanation you get to:

http://h30097.www3.hp.com/external_letter_2010.pdf


Salient details, in case that link fails:

- Tru64 UNIX V5.1B-6 will be the last version to be released.
- HP will continue to provide full support for Tru64 UNIX through December 31, 2012.
- Thereafter, HP will provide Mature Product Support (MPS) without new code changes or version updates.

fwiw,
Hein
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