The History of MMIXmasters
Taken from the News page of MMIXmasters at sourceforge
27 May 2007
After a long hiatus, the MMIXmasters site is active again. Instead of being simply a web site with static HTML, MMIXmasters is now a Wiki on SourceForge. Volunteers can not only contribute MMIX programs, but can also contribute to the Wiki. (You must be a member of the MMIXmasters project to be able to edit the Wiki pages; anyone can view the WIki pages.)
The MMIXmasters project web site is now the Wiki home page. Users are automatically redirected. The (plain) web pages have been retired.
10 Jun 2002
The MMIXmaster web pages have been brought up-to-date and posted to SourceForge.
01 May 2002
The MMIXmasters site has been moved to SourceForge.
22 Dec 1999
I've upgraded the host mmixmasters.org, and added the programs from Volume 3 to the web site.
07 Dec 1999
The mailing list mmixmasters-announce has been merged with the list mmixmasters because there isn't enough traffic to warrant two lists.
07 Dec 1999
01 Aug 1999
After a long gestation period, software for the MMIX computer is ready. Here's what Don Knuth had to say:
Calling all MMIXmasters! The tutorial on MMIX and the basic
assmbler/simulator software have now been upgraded from alpha-test to
beta-test. The most urgent need right now is for people to install the
programs on as many platforms as possible, and to help me make the
sources more portable. This will give all MMIXmasters a better
environment to work in. The sources can be downloaded from http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~knuth/mmix-news.html and I keep improving them. Please send bug reports to firstname.lastname@example.org --- thanks!
Vladimir activated the mailing list mmixmasters which is for volunteers. (The mailiing list mmixmasters-announce is just for announcements.)
21 Dec 98
Vladimir created the mailing list mmixmasters-announce
. That list is for announcements related to the work of the
MMIXmasters. The people on the list had either responded to the call for
volunteers on Don Knuth's MMIX page, or were referred by Don Knuth. The
main items he identified as needing to be done in the near future were:
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