Subject: Re: why do we do it
To: George Michaelson <>
From: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
List: current-users
Date: 08/22/2005 01:35:23
On Mon, 22 Aug 2005, George Michaelson wrote:

> From memory, in 1982 the time to recompile 4.1BSD on a 780 was 2 days.
> So we've not done too badly to move on up to a week in over 20 years.

Umm, given that it now takes slightly over a week to compile the whole
shebang on a VAX-8650, that would be about six or seven weeks on an

4.3 Reno compiled blindingly fast in comparision on the same hardware.


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