Port of MINIX to Unix-PC
Thomas J. Trebisky
tom at afthree.as.arizona.edu
Tue Mar 19 10:50:46 AEST 1991
jaws at sequoia.cray.com (James A. Wheeler) writes:
>mvadh at cbnews.att.com (andrew.d.hay) writes:
>>i also have a Modest Proposal (TM): set up a non-profit corporation
>>under the umbrella of ASCRC (a small computer software foundation?).
>>get a source license from AT&T for the 3b1 (or convince them to turn
>>over the source, with the obligation to support the 3b1) *and* from
>>convergent/unisys for miniframe ctix.
>I like this Idea, how many are willing to investigate?
I too like this idea (I admire the original motive of the Minix port
workers, namely to have the sources for the system they are running.)
Getting the system V stuff for the 3B1 series into the hands of someone
able to turn it to the public good would be wonderful.
Another twist - what about a port of 4.3BSD to the Unix PC (note: I don't
want to enter into a potential firestorm of System V versus BSD debate here.)
I have been taking a hard look at porting 4.3BSD to the CT miniframe for
some time now (and was thinking of pressing my newly acquired unix-PC into
service on this project as development systems).
I am beginning to learn that the 3b1 and miniframe are almost brothers.
Sooooo anything along these lines would be admirable.
Tom Trebisky ttrebisky at as.arizona.edu (Internet)
Steward Observatory University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona
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