develooper Front page | perl.perl5.porters | Postings from September 2013

Re: "NT 1.0" (was Re: [perl #119897] glob in threads is broken in perl5.18)

Thread Previous | Thread Next
Craig A. Berry
September 27, 2013 14:02
Re: "NT 1.0" (was Re: [perl #119897] glob in threads is broken in perl5.18)
Message ID:
On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 6:22 AM, Nicholas Clark <> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 09:51:42AM -0300, Brian Fraser wrote:
>> Ooh, thank you! I'll push the branch with those changes later today.
>> (As a side note, VMS actually sounds like a pretty fun system; I wish that
>> I could just emulate it locally)
> In theory you could run it on emulated hardware, as there is a "hobbyist
> license" available.

There are various Alpha emulators around and I think they all have a
free option, usually somewhat limited in memory (can mktables do its
think in 128MB?).  If you have recent enough HP-UX kit, you can run
instances of OpenVMS I64 under HPVM, but then if you have that kind of
kit, you can run it without emulation.

> But it would be more practical to figure out how to get
> an account on HP's OpenVMS Open Source Cluster.
> (Cluster - hmmm, only the IA64 machine seems to be up these days)

And I believe it's a pretty underpowered ten-year-old Integrity
server, but yes, someone else acquired it and set it up, so it's the
quickest way to get started.

> I have an account, but I'm not sure what the current procedure is to get
> one, as I think mine dates back to the enlightened time when HP provided an
> entire "Test Drive" service, with most of the hardware and OS combinations
> they offered available.

I think all you have to do is drop a note to OpenSource DOT OpenVMS AT, tell them what you're working on, and request an account.

Thread Previous | Thread Next Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
Comments to Ask Bjørn Hansen at | Group listing | About