what are patches ?

Robert Huff roberthuff at rcn.com
Fri Feb 4 17:49:01 PST 2005

Tom Huppi writes:
>  Almost totally unrelated, but this reminds me of a very pleasant
>  conversation I had with on of the early FreeBSD developers.  He
>  mentioned that the FreeBSD project grew out of what was known as
>  'the unofficial 386BSD patch kit' or something like that name.  He
>  said that it got to the point where the patch set was indeed
>  larger than the distribution of the OS of interest (which was, I
>  believe, the first port of BSD Unix to the x86 architecture.)  I
>  didn't get the sense that he was joking about that.

	As I understand the history, he wasn't.  386BSD hit a certain
point ... and stalled.  _Completely_ stalled; the motor was making
noise, but there was no actual movement.

			Robert Huff

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