[rescue] AT&T 3B2 revival
john at jfloren.net
Tue May 2 14:50:37 CDT 2017
If Mr. Bill declines, I think Warren Toomey at The Unix Heritage
Society (http://www.tuhs.org/) would probably be happy to host such a
list. We have recently set up a recreation of some historical UUCP
nodes and I know at least a few people on the TUHS list are messing
with Unix V8 now that it's been released, so I think 3B2 stuff would
be welcome. (interesting note, the TUHS mailing lists are also
mirrored to netnews and distributed through the UUCP network)
On Tue, May 2, 2017 at 1:45 PM, Jerry Kemp <sun.mail.list47 at oryx.us> wrote:
> Hello Seth,
> before I start, let me say thanks again for your 3b2 emulation efforts. I
> know myself and others are very excited about your emulation project.
> Regarding the list, I was going thru some old email notes last night, and
> saw where someone talked about how we could kick something off.
> At least in my eyes, it seems like we might have a critical mass here, and I
> suspect that probably the next step would be to request a separate mailing
> list from our moderator, Mr. Bill Bradford.
> I have CC'ed Mr. Bill in this note, and I suppose ultimately, we will either
> have a new 3b2 home/mailing list, or we will need to find some other place
> to host it.
> CC::Mr. Bill
> On 05/ 2/17 02:32 PM, Seth Morabito wrote:
>> On Tue, May 2, 2017, at 06:49 AM, Steve Hatle wrote:
>>> I'm in. Don't have much in the way of docs, etc. but I have a 3B2/310
>>> with a Blit and a 710(?) terminal to bounce things off of.
>> Hi guys,
>> Ooh yes, count me in too. I've been working on the 3B2/400 emulator for
>> a couple of years now. It's at the point where it boots the UNIX SVR3
>> install script, then dies due to timing issues. It's been frustrating to
>> work on without much in the way of internals documentation, ESPECIALLY
>> without any kind of timing diagrams for the system board, but such is
>> life. I've been taking tons of readings off a real 3B2 with a logic
>> analyzer to reverse engineer it.
>> More input is always welcome!
>> So who is taking the lead on setting up a group? If nobody has started
>> yet, I'll do it.
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