The Question is:
Where can I find what version of a software compiler ( e.g. vaxbasic) is
compatible with each version of openvms? I'm migrating from one version of
OpenVMS to the next and can't find what version I need.
The Answer is :
With any compiler as with most other products, the best advice is to
always use the latest version. The only issue is the minimum version
of the operating system required by the particular version of the
compiler. This information is listed in the installation guide for
Compilers, normally being comprised of user-mode code, will obey the
normal upwards-compatibility rules for OpenVMS. That is, if the code
runs on a particular version of OpenVMS, the code is generally expected
to operate on all later OpenVMS versions.
The OpenVMS Wizard would recommend that you find the latest version of
the compiler you're interested in and check the installation guide. If it
requires a higher version of the operating system than you are currently
running, then you should upgrade your operating system first!
For general information on products and versions, please see the OpenVMS
Software Rollout report: