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Linux Archive, Now By Date

timothy posted more than 10 years ago | from the yeoman's-effort dept.

GNU is Not Unix 9

RobotWisdom writes "Ibiblio's historic archive for Linux, linked recently, offers lots of old distros, but the dates aren't obvious. I went through and dug out what dates I could for my timeline, but couldn't find any date for several." Robot Wisdom managed to collect an impressive list; read on below for the result.

" The ones I got:

1993: 02Aug: SLS Linux [distro] [more]
1994: 29Jan: Debian version 0.91 [distro]
1994: 05Feb: Slackware 1.1.2 [distro] [more]
1994: Marc Ewing begins the Red Hat GNU/Linux distro [1.0] [more]
1994: 30Mar: MCC Interim 1.0+ [distro]
1994: Apr: SuSE Linux [beta distro]
1994: Oct: Xdenu linux [distro]
1994: 06Nov: SunACM ftp-archives [snapshot] SunSite [snapshot]
1995: Mario Valenti's Mini-linux [distro]
1995: 06Nov: JE linux 0.95 (Japanese extensions) [distro]
1995: 08Dec: BLADE 0.3 for Digital Alpha [distro]
1996: Jan: MIPS port [archive]
1996: 24Apr: Jurix linux [distro]
1996: 17Jun: Debian 1.1 for i386 [distro]
1996: 29Sep: MIT ftp-archives [snapshot] SunSite [snapshot]
1996: 30Sep: dilinux (drop-in for DOS systems) [distro]
1996: 07Oct: TSX-11 ftp-archives [snapshot]

If anyone can supply dates for those I missed (mainly early ports), please use the 'Suggestions' box at the bottom of my timeline page."

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Timeline not yet updated (4, Informative)

RobotWisdom (25776) | more than 10 years ago | (#6984641)

Apology-- because of connection problems, the online version of my timeline doesn't include the new entries yet. Also, my host may be Slashdotted pretty quickly so here's the Google cache [216.239.53.104]

SW (1)

tsa (15680) | more than 10 years ago | (#6984756)

Some digging on the slackware [slackware.com] site brings up the following dates:

SW 7.0 released Tue, 2 Nov 1999
SW 8.0 released Sun, 1 Jul 2001
SW 8.1 released 2002-06-18
SW 9.0 released 2003-03-19

Unfortunately it doesn't go back further.

Re:SW (3, Informative)

foonf (447461) | more than 10 years ago | (#6992455)

Based on changelogs here [slackware.biz] , here [postgresql.org] and here [archive.org] , plus your dates, I've dug up all the release dates from 1.1.1 to 9.0 (and 7.1 is just off of their web site)

1.1.1 1993-10-12
1.1.2 1994-02-05
1.2 1994-03-19
1.2.0.2 1994-04-15
1.2.0.3 1994-04-21
2.0.0 1994-07-01
2.0.1 1994-09-18
2.0.2 1994-10-18
2.1 1994-10-31
2.2 1995-03-21
2.3 1995-05-10
3.0 1995-08-24
3.1 1996-07-03
3.2 1997-02-17 (the first distro I ever used)
3.3 1997-07-11
3.4 1997-10-14
3.5 1998-06-09
3.6 1998-10-28
3.9 1999-03-10
4.0 1999-03-17
7.0 1999-11-02
7.1 2000-06-22
8.0 2001-07-01
8.1 2002-06-18
9.0 2003-03-19

Missing item from timeline... (5, Funny)

MarkGriz (520778) | more than 10 years ago | (#6984839)

Maybe SCO can supply the exact date their code was stolen and added to Linux.

Dates (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6985060)

...but couldn't find any date for several.

Don't worry, I'm sure most Slashdotters have trouble finding dates.

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