C S S C    N E W S L E T T E R                                                                                                                                                                                      Vol 2  No 3                                                February 17, 1994  TABLE OF CONTENTS  1.0  OpenVMS AXP Software -- Public Rollout Report as of 1/28/94  2.0  Status of Third Party AXP software as of 2/1/94  3.0  Tip of the Day:  Retrieving a file's longest record size  4.0  Pathworks...SCSYS now taking questions/5.0 Client release  5.0  Alpha machine ship date delayed  6.0  Calls received/answered by SCACAD, SCADM and SCSYS for January 1994  1.0  OpenVMS AXP Software -- Public Rollout Report as of 1/28/94       The latest OpenVMS AXP Software -- Public Rollout Report as of       1/28/94 can be found in SBSCVA's VAX Notes CSSC-NEWS conference,       Note 2.2 (replacing 11/19/93 report).  Again, the importance of this       report is that it states delivery dates of Digital's OpenVMS AXP       software.  2.0  Status of Third Party AXP software as of 2/1/94                                      OpenVMS AXP          OSF/1 AXP             DCLFast                  available in            no             Argent, Inc.             March 1994             GoldMail                 any day now             no             Data Processing Design             HITMAN                   available now           no             Saiga Systems             JNet                     available in             Wingra                   April 1994             MiniTAB                  available now       under consideration                                      standard version only             Oracle             available:        Distributed Database Option  V7.0.15                               MultiLingual Option          V1.0.12                               Parallel Server Option       V7.0.15                               Pro*Ada                      V1.5.8                               Pro*C                        V1.5.8                               Pro*COBOL                    V1.5.8                               Pro*FORTRAN                  V1.5.8                               Pro*PL/1                     V1.5.8                               Pro*Pascal                   V1.5.8                               Procedural Database Option   V7.0.15                               SQL*Forms with SQL*Menu      V3.0.16.12                               SQL*Net                      V1.2.16                               SQL*Net APPC                 V1.1.0.9                               SQL*Net Async                V.2.13.3                               SQL*Net DECNet               V1.2.19.3                               SQL*Plus                     V1.2.9.6.4                               SQL*ReportWriter             V1.1.14.9.3                               Trusted Oracle7              V7.0.15                               BETA                               SQL*Net                      V2.0.13.3             PMDF                     available now       no plans now             Innosoft Int'l             Remote Device Facility   any day now         perhaps middle of             System Mgmt Software                         next year                sales rep told me of name change (it was Remote Tape                Facility) and that Dynamic Tape Accelerator is now                included free with RDF             Report Gen for Oracle    available now       no             Report Gen for RMS             IQ Software             RMSEDT                   no, still waiting to see demand             Beck Comp. Systems             SAS                      all SAS software    currently in                                      available           development             SPSS                     possibly March                 LISREL needs to be purchased directly from vendor                 (Scientific Software).  It is not included in SPSS's                 OpenVMS AXP release.  LISREL's estimated time of release                 is also March.             SQR / Easy SQR           available now       in Beta on OSF/1             MITI             TCPWare                  available now         no             Process Software             WordPerfect              Not until                                      middle of '94  3.0  Tip of the Day:  Retrieving a file's longest record size       We will try in future issues to present a tip that might be of       interest to other campuses.  This one comes from Brian Cuttler,       SUNY at Albany (and will be supported by him).  His email address       is SYSBRC@ALBNYVMS       As it stands now, for version 5.5-1, you must read every record in a       file and save the longest record length via the lexical function       f$length(record).  There is no item for f$file_attributes that       returns the longest record in a file.       Brian has written a program, RECORD_SIZE.C, which returns the size       of the longest record length in a file.  To access this program, it       is located in the CSSC-NEWS VAX Note conference on node SBSCVA, Note       4.1.  As Record_Size.c is a text file, you can read Brian's       excellent documentation within the program.  Obviously, you will       have to compile and link it yourself.       Thanks, Brian, for sharing it with us.  4.0  Pathworks...SCSYS now taking questions/5.0 Client release       Please be aware that support for Pathworks is now being taken over       by SCSYS.  Please send your Pathworks questions to that account.       We have received Pathworks Client 5.0 and are in the process of       packaging it for GETSOFTWARE.  We will get a notice out to everyone       once it becomes available.  5.0  Alpha machine ship date delayed       The shipping date of our OpenVMS AXP 3000 machine has been delayed       until early March due to the fact that the disk drives aren't       available and Digital won't ship the entire machine until all parts       are ready.  6.0  Calls received/answered by SCACAD, SCADM and SCSYS for January 1994                                        Vendor                                    supplied answers                   SCACAD    16          1 DSN                   SCADM     54         19 Oracle                   SCSYS     94          9                                                                                   Editor:  Betty Spencer                                                                                               SCACAD@SNYBSCVA

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