HP OpenVMS Version 8.4 Release Notes
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This manual contains the following chapters and appendix:
- Chapter 1 contains release notes that pertain to upgrading or
installing the OpenVMS Alpha operating system or installing the OpenVMS
- 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 the 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
OpenVMS operating system runs on OpenVMS device support.
- Appendix A 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.
This manual contains release notes introduced in the current release
and notes from previous versions that still apply to the new release. A
subheading for each release note indicates either the version of origin
(for example, V8.3) or the version when an old note was last
updated (for example, a note from Version 8.3 that was revised for
Version 8.4 will be labeled with V8.4).
Notes from previous releases are published when:
- 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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