If you have ever tried to use POSIX-based programs to process VOS structured files, you may have encountered some restrictions or seen some behavior that you didn’t understand. In this post I will try to explain what’s going on.
I have recently ported several new or updated open-source packages to OpenVOS Release 17.0. They are now available on the VOS anonymous ftp site, at the following URL: ftp://ftp.stratus.com/pub/vos/posix/ga/v-series/v-series.html.
I am often asked whether a particular open-source package can be ported to some release of VOS or OpenVOS (“VOS”, for short). My general answer is that most open-source packages that perform only user-mode operations can be ported to VOS. Because Stratus customers are using many different releases of VOS, and because with each new [...]
Stratus has offered ports of open-source, POSIX-based software to its VOS customers for many years. When we first started offering these ports, most VOS customers were using Continuum (HP PA-RISC) systems. Stratus still has many customers on these systems, but we also have many customers on the newer V Series (Intel IA32) systems. I have [...]
I recently revised our notes on how to port open-source code to VOS and OpenVOS. This new revision is about 30% longer and contains much more detailed information. Working with my colleague Richard Boylan, we have attempted to pull together into one central location the collected wisdom of each Stratus software engineer that has ported [...]