ifctfvax.harhan.org/QuasijarusÂ Archive.org kind of has a snapshot, but nothing for the files.
I put what I have onto sourceforge, since they have all my other unix stuff online…
Thanks to our readers the site has been saved!
qjsrc-se53pra0.tar.gzÂ is the source SCCS reconstruction
And here is theÂ 4.3BSD-Quasijarus0c release.
Today WinWorldPC found a Microsoft Word for DOS: “Beta Test Version X1.06”. The files on this version are dated September 7, 1983. Despite the higher version number, this predates the October 1983 release of Microsoft Word 1.00 for DOS. Presumably the version number was reset for the offical release.
I saw that earlier.. just no time to really look at it.
This is right download for Microsoft Word for DOS: “Beta Test Version X1.06”. The other download links do not works.
I have a nearly full IFCTF archive.
Oh cool, I should maybe get a set, and put the rest up @ sourceforge, and my ‘vpsland’ thing as well… I’d hate to have it up and disappear.
As would I – it must be preserved.
I’d go meet the guy in person if he weren’t so far south.
I just know he changed his last name to spacefalcon, and he did some Tracfone C139 hacking in 2014 but seems to have all but disappeared.
Gender changed to female and first name to Mychaela
Well that would explain the disappearance.
I never got my hands on the Quasijarus sources combined with the reconstructed SCCS. Please give a shout if you ever run into it.
I think we just all assumed it would be there forever.. I just happened to check on a whim and discovered it’s all gone. I think my install ‘tape’ at least has source. But I haven’t looked
All the files have been uploaded to sourceforge. Thanks to Cory Smelosky, it’s been saved from the digital dumpster in the sky!
Arg, we looked into 2.11BSD at the end of 2015 over at TUHS/PUPS.
Warren was able to recover some bits that rotted from the archive from backups. I don’t have much hope in reconstructing a pristine unpatched 2.11BSD release anymore though. This went wrong at the start as the base 2.11BSD master tapes already suffered from corruption, but you never know. I crossed the below to the sages at cctech to no avail back then.
Over at TUHS an attempt to put the history of 2.11BSD under version
control (git) stranded somewhat.
After some digging the patchlevels that can be found in the archives
are now 195, 277, 303 and 431. The base 2.11BSD is sorely missing.
The numbered updates by Steven M. Schultz are not pure context diffs.
eg. an attempt to reverse them breaks where ld.c is removed in update
#160 and can’t be pieced back together accurately using 2.10xBSD and
Maybe someone here who missed the thread on the TUHS mailing list has
a really old copy of 2.11BSD lying around?
sadly I was under the impression that it had all been saved. I absolutely have some old BSD stuff and I’ll check if there is any 2.11BSD around. If I do find anything I will post on TUHS.
down, and it may be a while before I can power it back up.
This note is from 2016 02-01 … https://bitbucket.org/falconian/ueda-linux
Full thing as far as I know. I can provide the squashfs image it is served from which is 910MB.
https://trnsz.com/~jhj/ifctf-quasijarus/releases/UNIX/ should contain all the good stuff that was there too.
This was last mirrored 2015-JAN-15
Squashfs filesystem, little endian, version 4.0, 954142317 bytes, 434 inodes, blocksize: 131072 bytes, created: Thu Jan 22 09:51:55 2015
I got a 403 forbidden trying to pull it.
ok got it! thanks!
Feel free to link my mirror and sq archive in the main post here if you wish. There are all sorts of greatness in the full IFCTF mirror.
My mirror contains the complete contents of the FTP site at the time of the snapshot.
Done & done! Thanks again for your help in preserving Quasijarus!
I’m mirroring trnsz right now. If Cory Smelosky could share his copy, I’d make a backup of that as well. It’s frightening how stuff like this can vanish in a second. They always tell you the ‘net never forgets.
Interestingly enough, it never forgets, only as long as there is interest or motivation.
IPFS is a very interesting distributed solution to this problem but not a bulletproof one – essentially, imagine a web where no URL would ever disappear as long as somebody somewhere requested it within the last month or so.
It’s something I use in my own projects using local swarms and eventually would like to explore solutions with the preservation and emulation communities.
Related – I believe a similar fate recently befell the 2BSD main site.
I believe nothing was nothing was lost since we have the PICBSD/RetroBSD and TUHS/PUPS communities.
Wow, I didn’t even think to check the 2BSD stuff. I guess it’s happening everywhere that old stuff just slides on out.