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Fast lane update from 6.3 to Last OpenVMS version

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Huc_1
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Fast lane update from 6.3 to Last OpenVMS version

6.3 is the Last version OpenVMS I got to use, now I may have job opportunity that would involve OpenVMS, so I would like your links, advises, comments on how to best bring myself up to date.

I have had the pleasure to worked with OpenVMS for the best part of 16 years as a network and system administrator, many of those years internally for Digital Equipments so would not call myself a new hand... but I have been busy with Various Unix's and Linux theses last years, so am not up to date.

I will take my time to give points to use full information's as I have set aside some times in a 2 3 weeks time period in which I want to catch up.

I will try follow this forum daily as I follow Linux, because this is a great way to catch up.


Jean-Pierre Huc
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Wim Van den Wyngaert
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Re: Fast lane update from 6.3 to Last OpenVMS version

Huc_1
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Re: Fast lane update from 6.3 to Last OpenVMS version

Thanks, Wim

Yes a good entry point to sort out what has been updated in what version.

Jean-Pierre Huc

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Steven Schweda
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Re: Fast lane update from 6.3 to Last OpenVMS version

There are several systems on the network
where you can get a free account, which would
give you a place to explore the new(er)
features, including:

http://www.testdrive.hp.com/

And there are always:

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/

and

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/doc/index.html

There have been some changes, but SET DEFAULT
still works.
labadie_1
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Re: Fast lane update from 6.3 to Last OpenVMS version

The docs are good and huge, see
www.openvms.compaq.com/doc

You may notice some differences between an Itanium Console and a Vax or Alpha console, so if you have (or will soon have) an Itanium, check the docs

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/doc/83final/ba322_90045/apb.html
http://h71000.www7.hp.com/doc/82FINAL/ba322-90032/00/00/81-con.html#chdijeeh

Of course browse the "old" group comp.os.vms

You may post in french on http://fr.openvms.org/forum/


Huc_1
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Re: Fast lane update from 6.3 to Last OpenVMS version

Steven have received a mail after creating an account on Test Drive, very nice indeed !

Have little time now so will start exploring this later should proof it's worth.

Labadie Yes, good to have/finding out about diff console Will follow-up, I did konw about alder links.

Thanks.

Jean-Pierre Huc
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Colin Butcher
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Re: Fast lane update from 6.3 to Last OpenVMS version

Welcome Jean-Pierre,

I would also recommend that you read the technical journals - http://h71000.www7.hp.com/openvms/journal/

If possible I recommend you to go to the "bootcamp" - http://h71000.www7.hp.com/symposium/

Cheers, Colin (www.xdelta.co.uk).
Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem (Occam's razor).
Huc_1
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Re: Fast lane update from 6.3 to Last OpenVMS version

Colin, boot camp would be nice, but no posible for now I will explore http://h71000.www7.hp.com/openvms/*

So will be keep busy for some time now, I have begun using Test Drive, nice !, did feel like home, very little priv.. sob, but to my suprise found bash running there even found vi and lots of familiar open source, gnutar etc.


Jean-Pierre Huc

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