[Oberon] ANN: UnixAos rel. 0.6
fld at informatik.uni-bremen.de
Thu Nov 22 19:03:38 MET 2007
Hi all Oberon and Bluebottle fans
The last alpha release (0.6) of UnixAos is now available at
It is usable on the x86 variants of Solaris, Linux and MacOSX (Darwin).
Starting with this release UnixAos comes up with the BlueBottle window-
manager. The Oberon desktop has been integrated and can be started
from within the windowmanager.
Current state of the system:
- The SAFE attribute of active objects has no effect. As a result the
system gets frozen (or partly frozen) if a message sequenzer
Especially in the Darwin port this happens often as a result of an
- There is no sound output.
- The system contains no hardware drivers. If you want to read from or
write to hardware interfaces you must access these as ordinary Unix
- The network stuff (Unix/AosUDP, Unix/AosTCP) needs more testing. Is
seems to be very slow when using the BB browser.
The next release will have support for 'safe' active objects and hopefully be
in beta state.
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