[TUHS] Weird nix? Regulus

Derrik Walker v2.0 dwalker at doomd.net
Mon Sep 18 04:07:24 AEST 2017

On 09/17/2017 01:27 PM, David wrote:
> What a pain, almost like Unix, and not quite. l It was a clone of Unix for the 68k. The APIs were ever so slightly different because the authors were concerned about copyright infringement. libc calls had different argument orders or types and in general it was just off enough that you wanted to claw at the screen every time something went wrong.
> To top it off, the system we were hosting it on was so slow that a full rebuild of our meager (10k lines) software took overnight.
> I eventually ported all the software to a SparcStation-2 cross compiling to the 68k target we were embedded on.
>> To kick a more relevant thread off, what was the "weirdest" Unix system you used & why? Could be an emulation like Eunice, could  be the hardware e.g NULL was not zero, NUXI byte ordering etc.
>> Cheers, Warren

Mach Ten ... this weird BSD thing that runs on top of Classic Mac OS.  I 
actually have a minivmac image on my Linux box that it boots and runs on!

I used it as my "UNIX workstation" Until I finally got my hands on a 
Sparc in the late '90's.

- Derrik

Derrik Walker v2.0, RHCE
dwalker at doomd.net

"Those UNIX guys, they think weird!" -- John C. Dvorak

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