[Oberon] Oberon-1 or Oberon-2?
chris at gcjd.org
Wed Oct 29 17:42:56 CET 2014
On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:38:25 -0400, skulski at pas.rochester.edu wrote:
> If I was planning to work with
> Rpi, Arduino, Netduino, or one of your ARM development boards, then your
> proposition would make perfect sense.
I am a software guy too, and seeing for example a Banana Pi for less
I don't get it. Whats wrong with these boards? Where is the advantage
of the FPGA
> My plans are different, though. I
> want to focus on the FPGA, using the Oberon System 2013 as the starting
Why? I really don't understand. From the recent discussion here I
the FPGA board used is out of production. Replacement is not available
with the same features. Ethernet or USB is not available and most
likely never will.
I understand for Professor Wirth's goals in education and research this
is an impressive achievement to be in control of the whole machine but
my interest is a usable "desktop" machine with a GUI of some sort. That
means Screen, Mouse, Keyboard, Ethernet and most likely USB.
> FYI, designing the appropriate FPGA board is a piece of cake compared with
> porting the compiler. I can do the former, but not necessarily the latter.
> And frankly, why should I try to perform the task which others in this
> community can do much better than I can?
Really? I would say it's the complete opposite ;-)
Greetings and hoping not to tread on so.'s toes here
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