[Oberon] pcreceive.sh not working for files that are multiples of 255

Mayson Lancaster maysonl at gmail.com
Mon Jul 3 09:10:28 CEST 2017

For some reason, Andreas's emails to the Oberon mailing list always
seem to end up in my spam folder – when I notice them, I mark them as
not spam, which may somehow cause them to appear on the list.

On 6/30/17, Andreas Pirklbauer <andreas_pirklbauer at yahoo.com> wrote:
> The "Oberon Workstation" app is a nice app. Both this app and the emulator
> are fine. One downside of the app is that it doesn't allow me to test my own
> Oberon system building tools.. which link and load a new Oberon inner core
> onto the boot area of the local "disk" (as the "Oberon Workstation" creates
> a boot image on-the-fly at startup). Also, I like to easily share entire
> boot images with others. For that I'd first need to zip the Oberon folder
> and then ask others to download and install the Oberon Workstation app.
> On Friday, June 30, 2017, 5:17:13 PM GMT+2, Hans Klaver <hklaver at dds.nl>
> wrote:
> Hi Andreas,
> You wrote:
> When using the Oberon emulator on a host system (e.g., Mac), the command
>   ./pcreceive filename
> does not seem to work for files whose file size is a multiple of 255. Has
> anyone else noticed this issue?‘
> (...)
> If you work on macOS (≥10.9) you might as well try Roel de Jong's "Oberon
> Workstation" app.
> This is an emulator of Wirth's RISC machine implemented in the Swift
> programming language. In my experience it is a reliable host for the Oberon
> V5 System, and has the advantage that it uses a Mac Folder for the Oberon
> files: no need for pcSend/pcReceive to transfer Oberon files from and to the
> Oberon System!
> The macOS as a host has the additional advantage that it has screen zoom
> built into the OS, so that you can make full use of very-high-resolution
> ("Retina") displays for the Oberon System. This can be done via Apple menu >
> System Preferences > Accessibility settings: enable both "Use keyboard
> shortcuts to zoom" and "Smooth images".
> You can download "Oberon Workstation" via this
> page: http://www.reactive-instruments.eu/pages/faq.html or from the Mac App
> Store (free).
> Hans Klaver

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