Bull SA and affiliates, including Honeywell Bull Ltd in the UK, have a major new release of their Open Systems Interconnection product for the DPS 6 and 6 Plus minicomputer line. OSI/DSA6 4.1 incorporates the X400 Message Handling System and the FTAM File Transfer, Access and Management system to support electronic mail and file transfer between the DPS 6 and alien conformant systems. Open Systems conformance is also enhanced in the Session, Transport and Network layers of the model. The new release will be out here early in 1989 in both packaged and component form, at UKP6,773 to UKP13,575 accord ing to configuration. The DPS 6 leads the way in Open Systems con formance within Honeywell’s Distri buted Systems Architecture, but the GCOS 7 and GCOS 8 mainframe lines are being brought up to the same level, as is the XPS-100 Unix line. Meanwhile, in France only, Bull is announcing SQL Net to enable Oracle Corp databases to be distributed on remote processors and accessible from any of them. Bull also enhan ced DPS 6 Plus models and announced the new 80386 Unix co-processor for the DPS 6 Plus 400, launched here in September (CI No 1,023): the XC-PP enables concurrent access to GCOS6-HVS and Unix from one menu.