[TUHS] So now that the source is finally out...
Ephrem Hugh Bensusan
ephrem at bensusan.net
Sat Jan 26 01:19:58 AEST 2002
It seems that there is a distribution of Venix hanging about, but I
believe it is for the DEC PRO 350 or 380. So I don't know how useful
it might be in this context.
In any case, one can find it at:
Ephrem Hugh Bensusan EMail: ephrem at bensusan.net
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On Fri, 25 Jan 2002, P.A.Osborne wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 25, 2002 at 03:27:25AM -0700, M. Warner Losh wrote:
> > Real as in 286 or as in 8088 :-).
> Yup, otherwise you start mucking around with the protected mode
> shuffle to 32 bits and I have been burnt by that before. The ix86
> chips are startup from cold in 16bit mode so it makes life easier.
> > I've love to have a v7 port to my
> > DEC Rainbow 100, which isn't too IBM-PC-like other than the fact that
> > both have an 8088. There was a 8088 port of V7 (or maybe it was v6)
> > to the Rainbow marketed under the name of venix, but no one seems to
> > be able to find a distribution anymore.
> Oooh that would be so usefull and save so much mucking around.
> > gcc can compile K&R, but the language has evolved some since the v7
> > days. =*, =+, etc became *=, +=, etc. There are some other subtle
> > things too that I don't recall off the top of my head, but which vexed
> > the comp.lang.c news groups in the early 1980's.
> That makes things a challenge. Still the source of the kernel is
> around 10K lines IIRC and going through it in stages doesnt make life
> too painfull.
> I must be mad thinking about this again....
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