HP OpenVMS Version 8.2 Release Notes
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OpenVMS I64 Version 8.2 OpenVMS Alpha Version 8.2
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This manual is intended for all users of the HP OpenVMS Alpha or HP
OpenVMS I64 Version 8.2 operating system. Read this manual before you
install, upgrade, or use OpenVMS Version 8.2.
This manual contains the following chapters and appendixes:
- Chapter 1 contains release notes that pertain to upgrading or
installing the OpenVMS Alpha operating system or installing OpenVMS I64.
- Chapter 2 contains installation and support information for
OpenVMS associated products.
- Chapter 3 contains release notes about the general use of the
OpenVMS operating system.
- Chapter 4 contains release notes specific to OpenVMS system
- Chapter 5 contains release notes that relate to programming on an
OpenVMS system, including notes for compilers, linkers, and run-time
- Chapter 6 contains information pertaining to hardware that runs
on the OpenVMS operating system and OpenVMS device support.
- Appendix A contains information about OpenVMS products that are no
longer supported as of this release, or that are slated for retirement.
- Appendix B describes the proper use of interlocked memory
instructions, which is crucial for the Alpha 21264 (EV6) processor.
Notes are organized by facility or product name when applicable.
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new release. A subheading for each release note indicates either the
version of origin (for example, V7.3-2) or the version when an
old note was last updated (for example, a note from V7.3-2 that was
revised for Version 8.2 will be labeled with V8.2).
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- The information in the release note has not been documented in any
other printed manual in the OpenVMS documentation set, and the note is
- The release note may be pertinent in multiple-version OpenVMS
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