June 2007

OpenVMS Tech Journal V10:   HP have just released version 10 of the OpenVMS Technical Journal. This issue, there are six seven articles for your reading pleasure... (63 words, 1 comments, 0 pings)

HP download speeds:   Is it just me, or are download speeds from HP's primary web server for OpenVMS dead slow? I went to download the source code for CSWS this morning, and was getting appalling average speeds of 2 to 3 kilobytes a second. To check that it was just the HP site, I ran a speed test to Speakeasy's servers in Palo Alto and achieved download speeds of 377+ kilobytes per second. Come to think of it, the web server seems slow in general (i.e., just loading pages). Has anyone else noticed this? (91 words, 5 comments, 0 pings)

Artistic Style 1.21:   Artistic Style 1.21 has been released. This version officially supports OpenVMS. Yay! You can read all about it and download the kit at the Artistic Style Sourceforge page. The OpenVMS kit contains an 8.2 Alpha executable image and all the object code (including the C++ repository objects) required to link the image in case you don't have the C++ compiler. Issues with the OpenVMS port can be directed to me via this website. (74 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Patch rates for OpenVMS:   One of the advantages of OpenVMS touted by some of its supporters (and don't get me wrong, I'm certainly a supporter) is its relatively low patch release numbers. As I collect patches for publication in the Patch Syndication feeds, I thought I'd verify just how true this claim is... (222 words, 8 comments, 0 pings)