[TUHS] The evolution of Unix facilities and architecture

Erik Berls erik at ono-sendai.com
Thu May 11 09:09:09 AEST 2017

groff came into NetBSD (of which, FreeBSD 1.0 incorporated a
pre-release NetBSD 0.8 tarball), with the 386bsd + patchkit initial
import.  Sun Mar 21 09:45:37 1993 UTC, by cgd.  It was upgraded to
groff release 1.08 about 4 months later, by jtc.

Source: NetBSD’s cvsweb

-----Original Message-----
From: Steffen Nurpmeso <steffen at sdaoden.eu>
Reply: tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org <tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org>
Date: May 10, 2017 at 2:16:16 PM
To: Diomidis Spinellis <dds at aueb.gr>
Cc: tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org <tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org>
Subject:  Re: [TUHS] The evolution of Unix facilities and architecture

> Yes, hi,
> Diomidis Spinellis wrote:
> |I've made available on GitHub a series of tables showing the evolution
> |of Unix facilities (as documented in the man pages) over the system's
> |lifetime [1] and two diagrams where I attempted to draw the
> |corresponding architecture [2]. I've also documented the process in a
> |short blog post [3]. I'd welcome any suggestions for corrections and
> |improvements you may have, particularly for the architecture diagrams.
> |
> |[1] https://dspinellis.github.io/unix-history-man/
> i am confident groff was part of (Free)BSD even before it was
> released. That is, i have used groff with FreeBSD 4.9 (?) base
> systems onwards, and i know from the CSRG history that they worked
> to get there. (It is not part of the repo, though, it is only
> deduced. I still don't have the McKusick CD's, shame on me.)
> |[2] https://dspinellis.github.io/unix-architecture/
> |[3] https://www.spinellis.gr/blog/20170510/
> --steffen
> |
> |Ralph says i must not use signatures which spread the light!

Erik Berls

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