[TUHS] 8th Edition Research Unix on SIMH
gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net
Wed Mar 29 11:02:09 AEST 2017
On 03/28/2017 06:49 PM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
> But if people just have to press a button (basically), they won't learn
> anything. I guess I'm not understanding the point of the exercise? To say they
> have V6 running? So what? All they did was press a button. If it's to
> experience a retro-computing environment, well, a person who's never used one
> of these older systems is going to be kind of lost - what are they going to
> do, type 'ls -ls' and look at the output? Not very illuminating. (On V6,
> without learning 'ed', they can't even type in a small C program, and compile
> and run it.) Sorry, I don't mean to be cranky, but I'm not understanding the
Conceptually I agree.
However, I've had to teach enough people to know that they need a way to
boot strap themselves into an environment to start learning.
Thus I find having a streamlined process available to them to be
beneficial. Then once they have gotten a taste, presuming they like it,
they can go back and attempt to do more complicated things.
I do consider what (I believe) Warren put together for the UUCP project
to be a very good start. Simple how to style directions that are easy
to follow that yield a functional system.
Conversely, take a look at what's involved in IPLing a minimal MVS 3.8j
system in Hercules. (Ignoring the turn key packages.)
Grant. . . .
unix || die
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