What's the canonical source for patches to 2.9BSD and 2.11BSD?
I see we have 2.11BSD patch 469 dated last month in the archive. Where does
it come from? Has anybody climbed the hill to import all the patches into a
git repo? I've found some mirrors, but moe.2bsd.org has been down for me
for ages... How does Warren keep things up to date?
I also have a (maybe faulty) memory of a similar series of patches to
2.9BSD because it was the last BSD to support non-split I&D space machines.
yet a quick google search turns up nothing other than a set of patches
dated August 1985 (also in our archive) and some changes for variants of
hardware (pro, mscp). Is that it?
I've assembled some notes from old manuals and other sources
on the formats used for on-disk file systems through the
Additional notes, comments on style, and whatnot are welcome.
(It may be sensible to send anything in the last two categories
directly to me, rather than to the whole list.)
Is it okay for me to ask a question about Linux that's from '91~'92?
Does anyone happen to have copies of H.J. Lu's Bootable Root and the
associated Linux Base System disk images from the early '90s?
I've managed to find a copy of 0.98.pl5-31 bootable root disk. But I
can't find any base disks to go along with it.
The files used to be on tsx-11.mit.edu:/pub/linux/GCC in rootdisk and
Unfortunately all of the mirrors I'm finding of tsx-11 are newer, have
the basedisk directories, but no image files there in.
Grant. . . .
unix || die
What's the current status of net/2?
I ask because I have a FreeBSD 22.214.171.124 CVS repo that I'd like to make
available. Some of the files in it are encumbered, though, and the
University of California has communicated that fact. But what does that
actually mean now that V7 has been released and that's what the files were
based on? Are they no longer encumbered?
As I find myself starting yet another project that that wants to use
ANSI control sequences for colorization of text, I find myself -- yet
again -- wondering if there is a better way to generate the output from
the code in a way that respects TERMinal capabilites.
Is there a better / different control sequence that I can ~> should use
for colorizing / stylizing output that will account for the differences
in capabilities between a VT100 and XTerm?
Can I wrap things that I output so that I don't send color control
sequences to a TERMinal that doesn't support them?
Grant. . . .
unix || die
Apologies if this has already been linked here.
"The UNIX Command Languageis the first-ever paper published on the Unix
shell. It was written by Ken Thompson in 1976."
The topic of GBACA (Get Back At Corporate America), the video game for
the BLIT/5620, has come up on a Facebook group.
Does anyone happen to have any details about it, source code, author,
screen shots, ...?