what are patches ?
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.
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