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There used to be a an ITS article called Layered Product Co
The Question is:
This listed all versions of layered products and the various
levels of VMS that supported the products. This was most useful
when planning O/S upgrades since one could workout which layered
products would need upgrading just by refering to the one document.
I have searched high and low and can not find an up-to-date version,
does it still exist or do I have to plough through the SPD/SSA for
all our layered products? The orignal looked something like
Product: CDD/Repository for VMS, 25.53
Version VMS Supt LMF Supt
3.3 4.2-4.6 No
3.4 4.4-5.0 No
4.0 4.7-5.2 No
4.1 5.0-5.1 Yes
4.1A 5.0-5.3 Yes
Please save me from hours of trawling through those SPDs/SSAs
The Answer is:
V7.0 Information about layered product support is now available
in the Software Public Rollout Reports for OpenVMS,
available on the World Wide Web. The Software Public
Rollout Reports for OpenVMS list the availability of
Digital's software products shipping on the Software
Products Library kits (CD-ROM consolidations) for OpenVMS
Alpha and OpenVMS VAX.
Tables in these reports show layered product support for
operating system versions, including OpenVMS Version 7.0.
The reports contain the product name and version, the
operating system version required to support the product,
and the volume ship date for the product. The information
in these tables is continually evolving and is subject to
change. The reports are intended for public distribution
and are updated monthly.
These reports are available from the OpenVMS World Wide Web
in the "literature" section. Use the following URL:
If you do not have Internet access, you can find the
operating system support information on any of the
quarterly Software Products Libraries, in the following
The Software Public Rollout Reports are also available from
your Digital support representative.