First, an explanation - I'm interested in exhuming the Trix kernel - written
at MIT -, which for a while was to have been the GNU kernel, according to RMS
and the official FSF histories:
I've been in contact with RMS - pestering the poor hacker ;) - and he's told
me he's got a tape that might have the Trix source on it, but he doesn't have
a tape drive or enough time. I'm in NZ, which is a bit of a long way away
from Mass., so I'm asking if anyone else in the vicinity is interested in
seeing one of the earlier 7th Ed. clones to be written?
I've got a number of reasons for wanting to read it - among them, the wish to
compare with Minix 0.0 -, putting the ubiquity of Unix during the early 80s
into perspective, and of course getting something to generalize any code I
write for 32VI.
So, if anyone's interested and in the vicinity, just get in touch with RMS and
let him know you're interested and have the time.
P.S. It's interesting to consider what might've been if the GNU project
hadn't got behind on the Hurd, and got up-to-speed with Trix. Jokes like "Who
says you can't teach an old dog GNU TRIX?" spring immediately to mind ...
----- Forwarded message from Richard Stallman <rms(a)gnu.org> -----
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2003 23:17:32 -0500
From: Richard Stallman <rms(a)gnu.org>
Reply-To: "rms(a)gnu.org" <rms(a)gnu.org>
Subject: Re: [TUHS] Re: AI Lab Lispmachine source code
To: Wesley Parish <wes.parish(a)paradise.net.nz>
In this context it means, getting someone in the appropriate community who's
interested, around to check up on the tape.
Ok. I have the tape here.
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