[TUHS] 4.3BSD User Contributed Software Volume?

Jonathan Gray jsg at jsg.id.au
Sun Jun 18 11:07:25 AEST 2023

On Sat, Jun 17, 2023 at 07:37:55PM +0000, segaloco via TUHS wrote:
> Hello, I've come across something in a bookshelf up at the local
> university that I have thus far been unsuccessful at locating online.
> It's a binder amongst other 4.3BSD binders like the reference manuals
> and supplementary documents but this one is labeled "User Contributed
> Software (UCS)".  I can't find any of these in the doc folder of
> the 4.3BSD copies in the archive nor can I find a scan of the
> originals.  There is an overview at the start listing the following
> packages:  B, X, ansi (VAX tape tools), apl, bib, courier, cpm,
> dipress, dsh, emacs, enet, help, hyper, icon, jove, kermit, mh,
> mkmf, mmdf, news, notes, npl00, patch, path alias, rcs, rn, spms,
> sumacc, sunrpc, tac, tools, umodem, and xns.

Al Kossow scanned the Mt Xinu version including that page

> There are a preponderance of man pages as well as some focused
> papers for B, SPMS, the Icon programming language, and MMDFII.  I
> didn't scribble down more notes before heading home because I figured
> this was something I'd find on page one of an internet search, but
> thus far have had no luck.  If I don't turn up a digital copy soon
> I might just have to make another trip up there soon with my flatbed
> scanner.  In any case I left a note too hoping whoever the curator
> of that bookshelf is (it was in some club room) might have the scoop
> on those binders, if they're left over from some long gone 4.3BSD
> installation in the EE/CS department and if they might have some
> siblings in other bookshelves nearby.
> - Matt G.

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