[Oberon] MIPS as an alternative?

Peter Matthias PeterMatthias at web.de
Sun Nov 2 18:30:26 CET 2014

Am 02.11.2014 um 15:40 schrieb skulski at pas.rochester.edu:
>> A MIPS core that runs on the same Digilent Spartan 3 Starter board used
>> >for RISC5 Project Oberon is available: [Plasma CPU on Open Cores].
>> >
>> >It is stated to be a "clean room" implementation. In the "Avoiding
>> >limitations" section it does refer to operations that were the subject of
>> >a 1986 patent.
> They say that the patent expired in 2006. This is good. Now, who is going
> to take care of the OP2 compiler for this soft CPU?

OP2 for MIPS still exists in source code. But Bootloader, Module loader 
and Decoder obviously not. At the time, the Compiler and the MIPS port 
were quite well and MIPS seems to have been much more upword compatible 
than ARM. I can not promise any output, but I can say that I want to run 
Oberon on my MIPS machine. More info at 


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