This OpenVMS porting workshop will be a combination of lecture and lab. The
lecture will be primarily done by technical people from the OpenVMS engineering
team. The lab is intended to give you hands-on experience with OpenVMS I64
and porting opportunities.
This workshop is patterned from the “HP – Intel Workshops” that have been given
during the past two year. The primary differences are that this workshop
is at no cost to the attendee, is located at the HP Nashua facility, is OpenVMS
ONLY (the HP-Intel workshops are for HP-UX, Linux, Windows, and OpenVMS), and
you do not receive an Integrity server to take home as with the HP-Intel
The goal of the workshop is to help you with the porting of your software. You
will get hands on porting time to work through the build and porting of your
software. If you have questions or run into problems, OpenVMS engineers
will be there to help. This is not intended to be a “kick the tires”
workshop, we’re looking for serious people who want to see their solution
running on OpenVMS I64.
PLEASE NOTE:We want you to bring YOUR source code so that you can begin the port in
the presence of the engineers. This will allow for appropriate assistance
can be given, as needed. In addition to your sources, bring your full
personal development environment (login.com, sylogin.com, logical settings,
symbols, compiler or editor settings / customizations, etc.)
We have had workshops like this in Europe and recently here in North America and they have been very successful - many of
our partners / customers have completely ported their solution while others made
great strides. The real value of this Workshop is having you work on
YOUR code. Last year, we had more than 55 solutions completely ported at
the 5 North American workshops.
In the past, I have had people show some concern about bring sources and have asked
about security. The systems will NOT be networked together. You will be
able to remove the OpenVMS I64 disk and take it with you where ever you go - so,
feel very safe!
If you have a laptop / notebook, please bring it. You can put your source files /
build files on it and copy to the rx2600 (Itanium system). Alternatively,
you can put the files on a PC and burn them to a CD-ROM.
We will not have any tape drives to read sources. The
laptop, while optional, will also be used to allow you access the rx2600 console
functions via the serial port or LAN connect.
We've created a simple, yet effective DCL based tool called "searchall" that can
search your sources and build files for "things of interest". If you'd like a copy
of it, request it when you send back your completed questionnaire
(attached). Also attached is a document about "How to bring your sources".
So, in conclusion...
- Please complete the attached questionnaire, if you haven't done so already - this will help ensure we have
the right people / tools in place. If you have already completed and
returned the questionnaire, you're all set.
- Bring your sources / build files / data files (no tapes) - see How to bring your sources
- Bring your personal development environment
- Come with questions, we'll do our best to answer them
- Review the agenda / lecture outline - if there is something you want covered let us know a head of time so we may be able to get the right person(s) available to cover it.