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

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Wed May 20 00:36:14 AEST 2015

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No crea todo lo que ve, ni crea que está viéndolo todo

2015-05-19 15:48 GMT+02:00 Steffen Nurpmeso <sdaoden at yandex.com>:

> Jacob Goense <dugo at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>  |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
>  |http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2006/09/14/netbsd_future.html?page=2
>  |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.
> I also thought that was bad advise – Jörg Sonnenberger of NetBSD
> converted the repository to Fossil.  I have lost that address; he
> automatically converts _that_ to git(1) on github [1], which
> i track myself, however.
> Note that he is the one who is developing the used converter, and
> that in turn had some errors in the past, resulting in history to
> become invalid.  That didn't happen for quite a while now (afaik!)
> but since it was very weird about two years ago and occasionally
> happened still last year one possibly should ask him before
> integrating all those millions of objects into such a large
> repository.
>   [1] https://github.com/jsonn/src
> --steffen
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