[TUHS] Source code abundance?

Steve Nickolas usotsuki at buric.co
Sat Mar 4 10:29:38 AEST 2017


On Sat, 4 Mar 2017, Wesley Parish wrote:

> And since the central Unix source trees have been static - I don't think 
> Novell was much more than a caretaker, correct me if I'm wrong - and the 
> last SysVR4 release of any consequence was Solaris - has Oracle done 
> anything with it? - I think the best thing for all would be the release 
> of the Unix SysV source trees under a suitable open source license. 
> (I've made a similar argument for the IBM/MS OS/2, DEC VAX VMS, and MS 
> Windows and WinNT 3.x and 4.x source trees on various other Internet 
> forums: the horse has bolted, it's a bit pointless welding shut the barn 
> door now. Better to get the credit for being friendly and open, and 
> clear up some residual bugs while you're at it ... )

I agree pretty much across the board.

To be fair, I'd like to start from SysV and create a traditional 
implementation of that for my own personal neckbeard use, but using a 
kernel, such as Linux, that has decent modern hardware support.  And I've 
tried doing that, I'm just lost as to where to begin. ;)

-uso.


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