[TUHS] A repository with 44 years of Unix evolution gets the MSR '15 Best Data Showcase Award

Jacob Goense dugo at xs4all.nl
Tue May 19 23:19:48 AEST 2015

On 2015-05-19 12:04, Erik E. Fair wrote:
> The NetBSD source repository has not changed source control systems
> since project inception - we're still using CVS, and the whole thing
> can be browsed at anoncvs.netbsd.org. A bunch of stuff is now "in the
> attic" (nominally "deleted" from the repository, but so far as I know
> that just means it's not fetched by default with an unadorned "get"
> command - it's still in the repository archive).
> The history you're looking to collect is available for copy any time.

There is a pile of "revision #.# intentionally removed" in there. See
for Hannum's story behind it.

Deadly quote "and nobody cares about that early code history any more
--so this is all water under the bridge."

They are available in a manilla folder through a coughing man in a
raincoat if you know in which parking garage you have to look. Not
sure what the consequences are if they appear as a pull request for
dspinellis's truly awesome unix-history-repo.


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