[Oberon] Math.Mod / compile rrror (to many digits)

volkert at nivoba.de volkert at nivoba.de
Sat Apr 12 07:44:40 CEST 2014

Am 12.04.2014 02:49, schrieb Jan Verhoeven:
> Chris Burrows wrote:
>>> BW,
>>> Volkert
>>> PS: With an "bug or issue tracker" and we all can  see, what bugs are new,
>>> open, fixed ...
>> Where's the fun in that? It's like doing a crossword puzzle and having
>> somebody looking over your shoulder and giving you all the answers.
> And now you know, dear Volkert, why Oberon is still in the same place of
> development as it has been since 1994. Oberon is about fun. No practical
> use, just fun. Worldwide there are 40 enthusiasts. And each one has to
> find his own bugs and create his own fixes and should keep his mouth shut.
> No need to spoil the fun and tell others about bugs, fixes and new features.
Strange ....
>> The whole point of Project Oberon is to help you to learn how to understand, maintain etc. an Operating system and compiler yourself and become self-sufficient. It can be done and it has been done.
> That was the original goal. But sooner or later some one has to break
> that tradition and make Oberon something for the world. For the people.
> Some stable branch to hit the market.
at least for the hobbyists ... yes ....
>> I use a comparison tool to see what has changed and then try to understand
>> what has been fixed and how it has been fixed. After a very short time of
>> this sort of exercise you learn how to fix these things yourself,
> Volkert's proposal poses the next question to face: do we want Oberon to
> remain the never ending academic OS? Or do we want to give it a shot and
> try to give it an audience?
> As I see things, Paul Reed and Peter de Wachter have opted for the
> second option. And if you do that, excellent documentation and a bug/fix
> tracking system are inevitable.
"Project Oberon" will only survive, if there are volunteers
continuing the work and its spirit. I think that is the
motivation of Paul Reed and Peter de Wachter.


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