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Enabling Python on HP Open Source Porting Cluster

You will need to add the following to your LOGIN.COM:

$! Python...

The current versions are:

$ python --version
Python 2.7.6
$ hg --version
Mercurial Distributed SCM (version 2.8.1)
(see for more information)

Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Matt Mackall and others
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO

Posted by Bill Pedersen 2014-05-06

HP OpenVMS Porting Cluster

For those that need a resource for porting or a cluster environment HP OpenVMS Engineering offers access to a small. two node cluster via SSH.

Contact to request an account.

Posted by Bill Pedersen 2014-05-06

Alpha GREP kit fixed

We discovered that the Alpha GREP V2.16(1) kit ( on the GNV Files site was incorrect.

This has been corrected.

Our apologies.

Posted by Bill Pedersen 2014-04-26

New Releases

Three package updates are now available for download. These include Gnu Awk, Grep, and Sed. Updates to the SourceForge GNV project are now available as individual PCSI kits.

VAX kits are not currently available for Grep and Sed.

Gnu Awk also known as Gawk, version 4.1-1 has just been released for all platforms and OpenVMS PCSI kits are now available for it at the GNV project on SourceForge.

New for ALPHA/IA64 OpenVMS on Gawk is support for dynamically loaded plug-ins, and some pre-built plug-ins are provided.... read more

Posted by Bill Pedersen 2014-04-21

Looking for volunteers...

We have been using the VMS-Ports Source Forge project ticketing system to identify issues that affect porting or building applications on VMS.

In some cases we do not have simple sample code handy that demonstrates the problem so that VMS Engineering can quickly and clearly see what the issue is.

We are looking for help in creating “replicators” for issues we are presenting and discussing with OpenVMS Engineering on a regular basis. If you can help we would appreciate it. If you can pass this along to someone else who is interested and who will get involved we appreciate that as well!... read more

Posted by Bill Pedersen 2012-06-15 Labels: volunteers