RL02 version of UNIX6?
billdegnan at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 13:49:33 CST 2017
On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 2:40 PM, Tony Duell <ard.p850ug1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 7:38 PM, william degnan <billdegnan at gmail.com>
> >> On 2/2/17 11:32 AM, william degnan wrote:
> >> > All this talk about compatibility...was there ever UNIX made for the
> >> > 11/40 and RL02, or was it only run on RK05? Wouldn't all of the C and
> >> wake
> >> > calls, etc issues have been solved then? Why is this an issue now?
> I am
> >> > largely ignorant to the details but from 20000 feet it would seem like
> >> this
> >> > would have been taken care of long ago. No need for pre-processing
> >> > etc. Please educate me if I am wrong, just curious.
> >> >
> >> > Bill Degnan
> >> >
> > On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 2:36 PM, Al Kossow <aek at bitsavers.org> wrote:
> >> DEC V7m comes to mind.
> > Yes, but in 1974 that was not an option. I guess the 74-77 version of
> I am just wondering where on earth you'd find an RL02 in 1974.
You wouldn't ... so what I am saying is the issues associated with getting
UNIX running on a PDP 11/40 would have been addressed on the RK05 version,
a drive that was available then. Further, it'd be easier in my opinion to
port *that* version, the RK05 version to RL02 rather than fix a vanilla
UNIX 6 and port that to RL02.
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