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

Felix Friedrich felix.friedrich at inf.ethz.ch
Mon Jul 3 10:05:24 CEST 2017

The Oberon Mailing List provides a rudimentary spam filter: from the 
list I get a spam indication mail and have to approve or reject a post 
In most cases the spam suspicion originates from a multipart header in 
the mail. I have now generally allowed multipart mail headers, which is 
why mails that used to appear a bit later (as also noticed earlier by 
Andreas) on the list, now appear promptly.
Of course, this does not influence your local spam filter but it might 
give a hint to what you might want to adapt.


> 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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