[TUHS] Reorganising the Unix Archive?

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Mon Feb 20 12:52:48 AEST 2017


On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 09:33:24PM -0500, Doug McIlroy wrote:
> > Once SCCS was heavily used, was there a codebase that housed all of these distributions?
> 
> No. The Research Unix team was small, had no responsibility to
> support old versions, and eschewed paperwork. But we were
> conscientiouws about maintaining the manual and fixing bugs.
> Close personal contact kept things on track; SCCS was never
> used. Because of frequent exchanges of software, there
> may be hints of Research activity in PWB SCCS records.

That's the first practice I've heard about the Research Unix team that
is disappointing.  It would be oh so valuable to see the history in
SCCS.  


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