[TUHS] Reorganising the Unix Archive? (GNU?)

jsteve at superglobalmegacorp.com jsteve at superglobalmegacorp.com
Mon Feb 20 19:59:32 AEST 2017


I recently found out that vim.org of all places had a copy of GCC 0.9, which was the first public version, to support the VAX & 68020 SUN platforms of the time.

http://ftp.vim.org/languages/gcc/old-releases/gcc-1/

I built it on SIMH + 4.2BSD VAX along with the ‘gnu1988’ along with other gems like bison 1.00, flex 1.0 .. and it was a lot more unstable than I was expecting, the next oldest version is 1.21 which adds more platforms, and some much needed stability.  I know it’s old, but it’s funny how pro SUN they were at the time.

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From: arnold at skeeve.com
Sent: Tuesday, 21 February 2017 5:23 PM
To: wkt at tuhs.org; jsteve at superglobalmegacorp.com
Cc: tuhs at tuhs.org
Subject: Re: [TUHS] Reorganising the Unix Archive? (GNU?)

There's a fair amount of stuff on ftp.gnu.org itself.  The FSF
used to make tapes and CDs; perhaps they still have some laying around?

I'm not sure who to ask there, though, although I could try to find
someone.

Arnold

Jason Stevens <jsteve at superglobalmegacorp.com> wrote:

> I've been on again and off again collecting stuff...  What I've found I've put on source forge since it's easier to upload binaries there.  Same for Linux, while there is an ancient Linux site, all it's mirrors are vanishing
>
> On February 20, 2017 2:50:13 PM GMT+08:00, Warren Toomey <wkt at tuhs.org> wrote:
> >On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 02:14:19PM +0800, Jason Stevens wrote:
> >>    I dont know if it's worth even trying to find and mirror pre 1993
> >( IE
> >>    when cheap CD-ROM mastering was possible) GNU software?
> >
> >I'm happy to accept CD images of GNU stuff, but "GNU's not Unix" so it
> >may not be put into the Unix Archive.
> >
> >We do need a GNU historian and curator. Ditto for Linux.
> >
> >Cheers, Warren
>
> -- 
> Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

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