[TUHS] My EuroBSDcon talk (preview for commentary)
clemc at ccc.com
Sat Sep 14 06:43:42 AEST 2019
Jon - Good catch and that is a good reminder.
Warner - You need to add troff and the C/A/T to your timeline. They were
too important. What I don't remember, although Doug or Steve might, was
the original troff 4th or 5th edition? bwk did ditroff, later with the
addition of the APS5.
FWIW: It was for 6th edition and post 1BSD that Tom Ferin did the original
vcat(1) work at UCSF's PDP-11. It would get spread later to the world as
part of one of the BSDs, but the original emulation of a C/A/T4 with a
plotter support came from Tom, his graphics lab and the earlier work with
the Hershey fonts that CMU and Stanford had done to support the XGP for the
PDP-10s. But that was super important for why people wanted UNIX early on.
On Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 4:24 PM Jon Steinhart <jon at fourwinds.com> wrote:
> Not sure about the last bullet on slide 18. I think that it would be more
> correct to say "format" instead of "typeset" since I don't think that the
> C/A/T came out until 1972. I guess it all comes down to whether or not you
> consider nroff on an ASR-37 to be typesetting.
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