[TUHS] Happy birthday, 386BSD!
jsteve at superglobalmegacorp.com
Wed Jul 17 10:38:46 AEST 2019
I dug out my booting copy of 0.0
It runs under bochs. It's very rough back then, it doesn't run in multiuser, and it's missing a bunch of stuff, making it as distributed impossible to self host. I had to add in the net2 userland stuff myself to build the kernel, although that isn't in this dump.
After booting you have to run :
There is no nvi/vi instead elvis is supplied. Naturally many were dismissive of 0.0 as it barely ran. In the months that followed 0.1 was much more complete even running in multi user! The real magic was in the patch kits, culminating in #24 if I'm remembering it right, which was then followed up with the schisim and NetBSD 0.8, which is really just 386BSD with all the patches applied... That version was impossible to track down, and oddly enough surfaced after I managed to rebuild it by filling in parts from the source control and a bit of work.
It's a little late for 'on this day' type thing but it's not lost to the winds of time.
From: Greg 'groggy' Lehey
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TUHS] Happy birthday, 386BSD!
To: Dave Horsfall
Cc: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society
On Sunday, 14 July 2019 at 16:15:44 +1000, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote: > On Sunday, 14 July 2019 at 15:56:21 +1000, Dave Horsfall wrote: >> 386BSD was released on this day in 1992, when William and Lynne Jolitz >> started the Open Source movement; well, that's what my notes say, and >> corrections are welcome (I know that Gilmore likes to take credit for just >> about everything). > > Yes, I recall a release on the French national holiday, with specific > reference to that event, Here we go (http://gunkies.org/wiki/386BSD_0.1_announcement): 386BSD Release 0.1 "Cut the Tape" 14 July 1992 (Bastille Day) "Vive la Revolution" Greg -- Sent from my desktop computer. Finger grog at lemis.com for PGP public key. See complete headers for address and phone numbers. This message is digitally signed. If your Microsoft mail program reports problems, please read http://lemis.com/broken-MUA
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