In order to facilitate the job of packaging the software on the freeware
here is the simple process that must be followed.
Build the software into a saveset. Each product must be in a DIFFERENT
- Create a top-level directory for the product.
- Create sub-directories for each platform supported (Integrity servers, Alpha or VAX).
If the sources are included, create a directory called "SRC" for sources.
Copy binaries or kits for the respective platform in the appropriate directory.
Copy the sources into the "SRC" directory.
Create an archive using the ZIP utility for OpenVMS.
The following files should be submitted for each product:
This file must have the following format for the FIRST line:
PACKAGE_NAME, CATEGORY, ONE_LINE_DESCRIPTION
INTOUCH 4GL, LANGUAGES, High-performance 4GL for VAX and Alpha systems
The one-line descriptions will be truncated to 60 characters. This
will allow them to display nicely on the selection menus later on.
Any additional lines of text in the FREEWARE_README.TXT file will
be displayed to the user from the MENU SYSTEM, if they choose this package from the menu.
|The list of catagories to choose from are:
- FREEWARE_DEMO.TXT file (optional)
The FREEWARE_DEMO.TXT file is text that can explain how to try this
software...or explains what the FREEWARE_DEMO.COM file will be
showing the user.
- FREEWARE_DEMO.COM (optional)
If the user selects this package from the menu system,
the FREEWARE_DEMO.COM file will be executed.
Each product should contain the executables, help text, documentation, sources
(in [.SRC]) and then anything else you want to put there.
If the software is already kitted as a VMSINSTAL or PCSI kit, that is fine.
Just put the kits in the directory along with the instructions. PLEASE
make sure that the .txt and .com files are easy to read and understand. The
more friendly your instructions and directions, the more likely that
others will want to try it.
- NOTE: In order for the software to be considered for
- inclusion on the CD, the release form MUST be submitted with the software.
Electronic copies of the signed release form are acceptable.
HP is committed to protecting your privacy. Learn more.
If you have internet access, you can send feedback and we will copy the kit.
An FTP location will be provided for uploading the product files. The following
files should be uploaded to this location:
- Product ZIP file
- Signed OpenVMS Freeware Release Form
The following are optional:
Once the files are received, OpenVMS engineering will review the submission and
upload it to the freeware distribution once the review process is complete.
OpenVMS Engineering is looking forward to your submissions...