Whether you are a new or a continuing HP C++ customer, please take time to read the following information about your product.
The HP C++ Class Library Reference Manual is no longer included in the printed documentation kit. Instead, this manual, along with other HP C++ documents, is supplied with your software kit in PostScript (.PS), ASCII (.TXT), and HTML forms. After installation, the documents will be located in the directory SYS$HELP:[CXX$HELP] on your system.
License Management Facility Information
Before you install HP C++, a License Management Facility (LMF) Product Authorization Key (PAK) must be registered and loaded (see the HP C++ Installation Guide for OpenVMS Industry Standard 64 Systems).
Software Product Library CD-ROM
The HP C++ product is supplied on the Software Product Library CD-ROM.
The Software Product Library CD-ROM kit includes:
Installing this product requires the OpenVMS Integrity servers operating system Version 8.2-1 or higher. Installing the compiler and documentation requires 150,000 blocks of free disk space.
A Media CD-ROM is included with the Software Product Library CD-ROM. Your Media CD-ROM contains the installation PCSI file and installation guide (HP C++ Installation Guide for OpenVMS Industry Standard 64 Systems) for installing HP C++ Version 7.4.
Contents of the Media CD-ROM
Your Media CD-ROM contains the following HP C++ files:
[CXX074.KIT]HP-I64VMS-CXX-V0704-nnn-1.PCSI$COMPRESSED [CXX074.KIT]HP-I64VMS-CXX-V0704-nnn-1.PCSI$COMPRESSED_ESW [CXX074.KIT]HP-I64VMS-CXX-V0704-nnn-1.PCSI$COMPRESSED_HPC
Release Notes Information
The release notes for HP C++ Version 7.4 contain installation-related instructions and a summary of technical changes, known problems, restrictions, and incompatibilities. To read the release notes before installing HP C++, use the PRODUCT EXTRACT RELEASE_NOTES command and follow the instructions in the installation guide. After installing HP C++, the release notes are located in:
You can locate the release notes after installing HP C by entering the following DCL command:
$ HELP CXX RELEASE_NOTES [Return]
64-bit Runtime Libraries
The runtime libraries for HP C++ ship with the OpenVMS operating system. This compiler kit adds support for 64-bit pointers which requires the 64-bit runtime libraries be available. Those new libraries will ship with a future release of the OpenVMS operating system. A patch kit for the ICXXL component of the operating system is available which provides the new libraries for older versions of the operating system.
HP C++ Documentation
The HP C++ documents are provided as HTML files on the Online Documentation Library CD-ROM. To read them, use the Bookshelf Navigation Utility (BNU) provided on the Online Documentation Library CD-ROM. For information on how to use the BNU, refer to the Online Documentation Library CD-ROM User's Guide, provided on disc 1 in the following location:
Software Product Description
The Software Product Description (SPD) provides an overview of the HP C++ kit and its features, and describes the technical environment in which the product is supported. The SPD is provided on line on the Media CD-ROM.
A variety of service and support options are available from HP. For more information, contact your local HP sales office.
A Final Note
We appreciate your comments and suggestions about HP C++ documentation. If you find errors or want to make comments about the documentation, you can send electronic mail to:
In support of HPs Green Business Technology Initiative and move towards electronic delivery, OpenVMS is restricting future updates of printed manuals to major product updates. Updated documentation for this release of "HP C++ for OpenVMS" is delivered within the product release notes. The release notes are included with the current manuals on the Online Documentation Library CD-ROM and are also included in the "C++" directory on the Product Library media. Current printed manuals are unchanged and appropriate for use with this product update. Layered Products Online Documentation Libraries offer product documentation for display or web download from the following site: