[TUHS] What UNIX Artifacts Are Still Missing?

Robert Swierczek rmswierczek at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 08:38:43 AEST 2017


I would add the B and NB (New B) compilers and applications.  We have
the man pages and some tantalizing fragments of the run-time but
nothing else including not a single non-trivial application! (that I
am aware of)

On Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 5:21 PM, Warren Toomey <wkt at tuhs.org> wrote:
> All, it's time to nudge the conversation away from debugging 2017 OOM issues
> and the pre-UNIX history of the Arpanet.
>
> We've been able to recover quite a deal of UNIX artifacts in the past two
> decades, but what artifacts (in your opinion) are still out there that
> we should try and unearth? Remember that the 50th anniversary is coming up
> in 2019.
>
> Here's my list:
> - more PDP-7 source code: the shell, the rest of the utilities
> - more 1st Edition source code: the rest of the utilities
> - ditto the missing bits of 3rd, 4th and 5th Editions
> - the Phil Foglio artwork that became a Usenix t-shirt (Armando, any ideas?)
> - more details on who was Ted Bashkow, and the story behind his (+ others?)
>   analysis of the 1st Edition kernel at
> http://www.tuhs.org/Archive/Distributions/Research/Dennis_v1/PreliminaryUnixImplementationDocument_Jun72.pdf
> - a firm date on the day that Ken added pipes to the kernel :)
>
> What else should be we looking for? What physical artifacts (drawings,
> artwork etc.) have we missed that should be sought after?
>
> Cheers, Warren


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