NOTICE: (Wed, 14:01 EST) OpenVMS.org is currently in maintenance mode. Late last week the database became corrupted. An initial attempt was made to recover the db but a two week old backup had to be used instead. There have been plans to change the content management system to Wordpress. After trying to rebuild several servers using older versions of PHP, depricated function issues remained a problem. So after many days and many hours I've decided to get the database converted to Wordpress which will include a replicated theme so the site will look similar. This is going to take several more days. The website will hopefully be fully functional by early next week. Thanks for your patience and sorry for the downtime. -kf
C-Kermit 9.0 Beta Test
Posted by Ian on Thursday June 23 2011 @ 04:13AM EDT
The latest version of the legendary file transfer utility, C-Kermit, is in beta test. Testing on more OpenVMS versions is requested.
So far C-Kermit 9.0 beta has only been tested on OpenVMS Alpha 6.1 and 8.3.
The major goals of this release are
(a) compatibility with newer OS releases and hardware;
(b) support for large files and 64-bit integers on as many platforms as possible;
(c) stability; and
(d) a great many VMS-specific improvements.
Other new features are listed on the web site. Perhaps the biggest change of all is a new license. Beginning in Beta.01 C-Kermit has the Open Source Revised 3-Clause BSD License, as will subsequent Beta tests and the final C-Kermit 9.0 and later releases.