Post by Arne VajhÃ¸j Post by Simon Clubley Post by Simon Clubley Post by David Turner
VSI does us NO favours/favors. We couldn't offer any licensing that
might benefit us
They will not discount their licensing to us (well, they offer a 8%
allowance for a one time new sale to a new customer) so in most cases
I can guarantee that VSI has more concern over what is on the buffet
table at their Friday corporate lumch than their relationship with us
If someone from VSI is reading this, can you consider raising this
internally to see if both VSI and David can benefit from offering
David more flexible licencing ?
Note that I started this subtopic for one very specific
case: Itanium systems to host cross-compilers for VMS x86-64.
Getting as much stuff available for VMS x86-64 as posisble
should be a top priority for VSI.
I know Arne. It's a very real issue and providing cheap testbeds
to those customers still on Alpha can really help VSI here.
And it is not necessarily just Alpha.
Those on Alpha absolutely need an Itanium, because cross
compilers are not available on Alpha.
But even those on Itanium may want an extra development box
for the VMS x86-64 development.
I actually asked the question, if there was any plans to make a IA64
system available "on the net" where one could get an account and try out
some of ones own sources. And download to the 9.1A kit and try out.
This was at one of the x86 webinars this spring (or early summer).
I think there was some "lets come back to that" reply from one of the
VSI guys, but I have neither heard or seen anything more about that.
I *have* done a VMS install one IA64 box many years ago (just for fun)
but I'm not sure I'd like to take the time to do a full setup today
including the cross compilers...
A public system where one could get an account and having the cross
compilers already setup could be a good thing.