Idea for a "week of the vintage OS" - Old school stuff

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jkl
Long time nixers
Being a dumb person, I am gradually replacing all of my software (outside Windows :-)) by older software because I like the speed, efficiency and weirdness of code produced for machines which have been mostly extinct for decades now.

As I feel surprisingly comfortable with most of the replacements (the latest one being TECO, replacing ed (please don't judge me)), I wonder if it would be worth a dare to limit yourself to software available before 1985* for a week. I am fine with allowing web browsers though... ;-)

Anyone in?

* The year is not set in stone just yet. But there was some fine stuff in the mid-80s.
Steph
Long time nixers
I'm in, sounds like fun.
venam
Administrators
This would be super interesting. The only hick is that there should be an easy way to find those softwares and install them. It'll probably take me a whole week to search for those softwares. Maybe we should make a list of the basic stuffs.
jkl
Long time nixers
That list depends on the agreeable year. :)

We already covered the subject of old operating systems and text editors extensively on nixers. I think if we take web browsers into consideration, one could cheat by just using "webapps" for anything. (I would not recommend that.) Otherwise, hmm.

Which kind of applications do you usually need for your "week in the TTY"?
venam
Administrators
(14-10-2018, 10:26 AM)jkl Wrote: Which kind of applications do you usually need for your "week in the TTY"?

For me it usually it comes down to email, chat, text editor, web browser, todo list, compilers and other toolkits, maybe even games. It depends what you do on an everyday basis, if you do a lot of image editing you'll need an image editor. I can't really say.
jkl
Long time nixers
Hmm, chat alone could be hard with the IRC having been around since 1988.
venam
Administrators
For June, we'll push two activities: The week in the TTY and a workflow compilation.
However, I was thinking it could be nice to try something like what is described in this thread as an alternative to the week in the TTY, or maybe leave the choice to the person to either do this or that.

What do you think?

Personally, the most insightful part of these challenges is the afterthoughts and sharing about what we've learned when doing it.
pfr
Nixers
I sometimes don't startx, if I just have to login and make some files edits to push to git. I only really need the X server running so I can use a browser. I'm in for week in the TTY.

But seeing a I wasn't on nixers in 2018, what the heck it TECO? (it's ok I googled it) looks pretty annoying to use so I'm gonna give it a go haha.

Also, when's the workflow compilation thing, did I miss a thread?
jkl
Long time nixers
(31-05-2021, 03:46 AM)Ramiferous Wrote: what the heck it TECO? (it's ok I googled it) looks pretty annoying to use so I'm gonna give it a go haha.

It is not quite annoying once you got used to how it works; or, at least, not more annoying than WordStar... :-))

Relatively "new" version with full-screen support:
https://github.com/blakemcbride/TECOC
seninha
Long time nixers
1985 would be too limiting.
Maybe before 1995 or 1990? (I want to try some 90's window managers).
pfr
Nixers
(31-05-2021, 09:55 AM)phillbush Wrote: 1985 would be too limiting.
Maybe before 1995 or 1990? (I want to try some 90's window managers).

I'm quite happy in TWM (1987) but it you wanna make it before 1995 then I can use CTWM :)