[TUHS] Historic Linux versions not on kernel.org

Mantas Mikulėnas grawity at gmail.com
Sat Dec 31 21:30:50 AEST 2016

On Sat, Dec 31, 2016 at 1:13 PM, Michael Kjörling <michael at kjorling.se>

> On 30 Dec 2016 16:33 -0700, from imp at bsdimp.com (Warner Losh):
> > I have a ImageMagic CD that I got back in 1994 that I found in my
> > garage. It has a bunch of versions of linux that aren't on kernel.org.
> > The 0.99 series, the 0.98 series and what looks like 1.0 alpha pl14
> > and pl15.
> >
> > Is anybody here interested in them?
> I might be colored by the fact that I'm running Linux myself, but I'd
> say that those are almost certainly worth preserving somehow,
> somewhere. Linux and OS X are the Unix-like systems people are most
> likely to come in contact with these days, and preserving their
> history seems worthwhile. Linux' is probably easier than that of OS X
> at least outside of Apple.
> That said, at least the 0.99 series _does_ seem to be available on
> kernel.org: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/Historic/v0.99/
> has what looks like every version from 0.99 proper to 0.99.15. I'm not
> finding 0.98 anywhere, though, nor anything like 1.0pl14 (but I do
> notice a patchset to 1.0pl15 in the kernel/v1.0 directory). There are
> also 0.0x and 0.1x versions there under kernel/Historic{,/old-versions}.
> So it's definitely a mixed bag.

v0.98 does seem to be present in this Git repository
<https://archive.org/details/git-history-of-linux> – with Linus'
commentary, too.

Mantas Mikulėnas <grawity at gmail.com>
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