[TUHS] Claim your early Unix contributions on GitHub
lm at mcvoy.com
Thu Mar 31 05:17:53 AEST 2016
On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 02:31:21PM +0200, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> Diomidis Spinellis <dds at aueb.gr> wrote:
> > The Unix History repository on GitHub  aims to provide the evolution
> > of Unix from the 1970s until today under Git revision control. Through
> > a few changes recently made  it's now possible for individual
> > contributors to have their GitHub profile linked to their early Unix
> > contributions. Ken Thompson graciously made this move last week
> > following a personal email invitation. I think it would be really cool
> > if more followed. This would send a powerful message of continuity and
> > tradition in computing to youngsters joining GitHub today.
> Given that using git enforces a loss of meta data, is there a chance to get
> the SCCS history for older UNIX versions?
You are the first person outside of BitMover that I've ever seen
recognize that. Go you! It's very annoying, we can write a perfect BK
to Git exporter but going the other way is a research project.
--larry "not feeling love for git" mcvoy
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