Old newsreader source code
bill.gunshannon at hotmail.com
Wed May 9 07:49:11 CDT 2018
On 05/08/2018 12:23 PM, Seth Morabito via cctalk wrote:
> I'm experimenting with setting up UUCP and Usenet on a cluster of 3B2/400s, and I've quickly discovered that while it's trivial to find old source code for Usenet (B News and C News), it's virtually impossible to find source code for old news *readers*.
> I'm looking especially for nn, which was my go-to at the time. The oldest version I've found so far is nn 6.4, which is too big to compile on a 3B2/400. If I could get my hands on 6.1 or earlier, I think I'd have a good chance.
> I also found that trn 3.6 from 1994 works well enough, though it is fairly bloated. Earlier versions of that might be better.
> Does anyone have better Google-fu than I do? Or perhaps you've got earlier sources squirreled away?
> As an aside: If you were active on Usenet in 1989, what software were you using?
Have you tried looking at the archives of things like comp.sources.unix
other comp.sources groups?
First news server I used was on a 3B2 back in the early 80's.
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