[Oberon] V4 Native?

Peter Matthias PeterMatthias at web.de
Sun Jul 30 19:00:21 CEST 2017

Am 30.07.2017 um 16:32 schrieb Liam Proven:
> On 29 July 2017 at 17:40, Peter Matthias <PeterMatthias at web.de> wrote:
>> However, time changes and now there exist kernel less abstraction layers
>> like Ultibo and UEFI.
> 2 odd things to compare. I see no relation between them.
> Ultibo is intended for DIY embedded applications. It could be a base
> for a native Oberon port, though.
> uEFI is firmware, intended for booting another OS.

Native Oberon just is an other OS. Ultibo and UEFI both offer library 
calls for hardware abstraction without a Kernel/scheduler.

>> Unfortunately, AFAIK 64bit UEFI needs 64bit applications.
> What on Earth? There is no connection or link between the bit-width of
> UEFI or the OS it loads.

Ever tried to install a 64bit Windows on 32bit UEFI? Not possible! Even 
difficult for Linux.

> If the OS supports 32-bit code, which most do, e.g. Linux, Mac OS X or
> WinNT/64, then yes, no problem.
> 32-bit Mac OS X can run 64-bit code. 32-bit Windows can't. Nor can
> 32-bit Linux AFAIK.

It can be programmed this way. However, this does not mean it is 
programmed this way.


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