Directory of NextStep/OpenStep Software Archives

Started by crimsonRE, April 02, 2022, 08:34:24 PM

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crimsonRE

Hello folks!
I put the idea of a sticky post with a listing of all known NextStep/OpenStep software archives to the Mothership. Nitro responded that he's fine with making it sticky..
This will just be a start - unquestionably I am not familiar with all the archives now extant, so PLEASE do respond with more URLs and I'll add them in!

http://ftp.funet.fi/pub/NeXT
  - the oldest archive still online from its original URL, the progenitor of the nextcomputers.org excellent NeXTfiles archive. This was, I believe, put together by Joacim Mellin for the earlier NeXT hobbyist site http://next.z80.org (how many folks here were on that?) and passed along to the founders of nextcomputers.org...

http://nextcomputers.org/NeXTfiles
  - our own excellent archive, with many more bytes of information added over the past decade+

http://nextcube.org - click download, then use 'me' and 'next' in the authentication window
  - the OnionMixer archive

https://ftp.nice.ch
  - the very nice archive of the former NeXT User Group in Zurich, Switzerland, I recommend it highly

http://next.haleblian.com
  - Ray Haleblian's new archive, including KB7SQI's software split out as separate pkg or tgz files

http://www.nleymann.de/Nextstep/index.htm
  - Nicolas Leymann's "Mini Archiv', incl. Amaya, the X11 html editor/web browser from the W3C (run it under CubX-Window or other NS X11 server)

http://www.wizards.de/~frank/franksprojects.html
  - Frank Siegert's interesting collection of NS software, incl. a Columbia Appletalk Protocol pkg with a nice NextStep frontend

The archive.org ftp archives contains an upload of Timothy Luomat's Peak Archive, formerly at
  ftp://next.peak.org    (this is where much of my NS software came from, many many moons ago)

https://fsck.technology/software/NeXT/NeXTSTEP%20Applications/
  - Large collection of commercial NextStep software

Bonus: Documentation

NextStep User's Guide is available :
  https://archive.org/download/ne-xtstep-user-guide-1994
  https://www.scribd.com/document/372057826/Nextstep-User-Guide-1994

Network and System Administration Manual
  http://www.cilinder.be/docs/next/NeXTStep/3.3/nsa/
  http://www.nextcomputers.org/files/manuals/nsa

NextStep 3.3 Developer Documentation Manuals
  http://www.cilinder.be/docs/next/NeXTStep/3.3/nd/
  http://www.nextcomputers.org/files/manuals/nd/
  Also avail. at https://www.nextop.de

The latter two were produced by Randy Rencsok (look at www.channelu.com in archive.org ~2010). He also bought/sold NeXT hardware - I think I may remember he bought the CIA or NSA's supply when they stopped using NeXTs...

https://cdn.preterhuman.net/texts/computing/nextstep-openstep
  - a fantastic archive of NeXT documents, incl NeXTAnswers

t-rexky

FWIW, I have (potentially incomplete) captures of the following archives on my NAS:

-rwxrwxrwx  1 *****  staff   2671702346 20 Nov  2011 ftp.cs.tu-berlin.de.tar.gz
-rwxrwxrwx  1 *****  staff   1282767839 17 Oct  2011 kb7sqi_Packages.zip
-rwxrwxrwx  1 *****  staff   4016572786 14 Jul  2013 next-ftp.peak.org.tar.gz
-rwxrwxrwx  1 *****  staff  10972134859 29 Jan  2012 next.68k.org.tar.gz
-rwxrwxrwx  1 *****  staff    683852052 29 Apr  2017 nextftp.onionmixer.net.tar.gz
-rwxrwxrwx  1 *****  staff     12549714 17 Oct  2011 www.famkoplien.de.zip
-rwxrwxrwx  1 *****  staff    177940696 17 Oct  2011 www.math.unl.edu.zip

crimsonRE

Very glad you have these, t-rexky! Comparison with the above archives would be good in order to see what gems might be unearthed.
Excellent to see the peak.org archive - that is, I believe, the direct descendent of one of the two main NextStep software FTP sites from when NeXT was still in business, cs.orst.edu (CompSci dept at Oregon State Univ). Tim Luoma curated peak.org, I got all my software from there back in the 2001-2004 timeframe...along with poking through the cs.tu-berlin.de site.
And great - Henry Koplien's site! I vaguely remember he was quite interested in audio or video under NextSt, and posted quite a bit on the comp.next.* USENET newgroups...
Many thanks, sir!

t-rexky

I would be happy to upload these somewhere if there is a location with sufficient capacity...

eukara

Quote from: t-rexky on June 16, 2022, 01:47:49 PMI would be happy to upload these somewhere if there is a location with sufficient capacity...

archive.org would totally allow you to upload each of these individually!

crimsonRE


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