[Oberon] UnixAos usage/testing ?
easlab at absamail.co.za
Fri Apr 25 13:59:24 MEST 2008
I'm watching how many others are using UnixAos before I
commit to this big dialup down load:
[ ] AosLinux_Sys.tgz 18-Apr-2008 17:53 29M;
and wondering why it's so much more bloated than ETH-Sys3.
I suspect that it's related to the same reason why eg. Soren's
emails consist of 1 line of content, and 100 lines of packaging.
Next year M$loth will introduce the "with fragrant/smell
included for a better experience" version, and you'll all be
updating to that bigger version ?
New in release 0.72:
.Still missing: sound output and driver support for USB,
- Network stuff (AosIP, AosTCP, ... ) finished.
These days I use linux exculsively for inet-access, instead of
Sys3 N-O, because the pre-emptive multitasking capability
makes my dial-up costs less. However [and this was confirmed
by a query re. Linux-V4, which also runs at the same time as
Linux-ETH-Oberon] the eg. Send.News, Mail.Directory
commands use the underlying linux inet-connect capabilities
- [the linux IP/TCP stack ?]
So therefore I'm confused at the need for AosIP, AosTCP.
Similarly, the Backup* commands are appropriately missing from
Linux-ETH-Oberon because the linux equivalents are available.
Similarly, why would Linux Aos support for USB be needed ?
To use these advantages of running the various 'oberons' under
linux one needs a good system of manipulation [move, copy,
delete, view. edit ..] the various file formats.
I find that the text menued [not cartoon menu] mc is excellent.
An interesting observation:
I think that when I first installed ETH-Native-Oberon years
ago, I did crash it in the beginning.
Now I have the illusion that it's un-crashable.
I had quite a few crashes with Linux-ETH-Oberon in the
beginning. And V4 I suspect was cause to reboot linux
yesterday. The fact that with greater usage, one
develops the illusion that the 'system' is un-crashable
must be due to subconscience knowledge of where 'not
== Chris Glur.
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