[Oberon] Oberon System 3 aka ETH Oberon

Treutwein Bernhard Bernhard.Treutwein at Verwaltung.Uni-Muenchen.DE
Thu Mar 5 13:08:25 CET 2020

Sorry for the empty previous mail ...

Yes, apparently ETHZ has shutdown all servers containing the older downloads.
I don't know why and what is/was their intention.

But, as far as I remember I made a complete copy some time ago, but I have to dig
deeply before I can confirm that.

As far as I remember, the SourceForge project https://sourceforge.net/projects/nativeoberon/
had no sources in the cvs, only a tool for converting the binary Text format into a format, which
escaped the binary stuff into something escaped stuff. I confirmed that five minutes ago.
The full system and its source code (including the build tools) of the last known Native Oberon 
is there in tab "Files" folder "nativeoberon" subfolder "Native Oberon 2.3.7 Alpha" in the archive 

The following link might work:

I do not remember completely, how to bootstrap the stuff contained in that tar, I would have to
experiment a bit on an obsolete P3 system ...


-----Original Message-----
From: peter at easthope.ca <peter at easthope.ca> 
Sent: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:59 PM
To: oberon at lists.inf.ethz.ch
Subject: Re: [Oberon] Oberon System 3 aka ETH Oberon

Pablo & All,

From:	Pablo Cayuela <pablo.cayuela at gmail.com>
Date:	Wed, 4 Mar 2020 02:45:43 -0300
> I have been trying to check all sources of Oberon System many hardware 
> versions and I found that all official or original repositories have gone.
> The last reference to ETHZ repository at ftp://ftp.inf.ethz.ch/pub has 
> many folders for Oberon, but all of them contain only a readme.txt ...

Most of the documentation remains available at archive.org. I've revised a few of the links in the wikibook accordingly.  In my view this is a temporary arrangement.  archive.org should not be a permanent source of documentation.  

To my understanding the wikibook is a satisfactory location. Copyright is addressed at https://en.m.wikibooks.org/wiki/Oberon#Licenses and I haven't received a complaint.  In fact, more information in the wikibook will enhance the stature of the ETH rather than diminish it.

Andre Fischer wrote many of the original pages about S3 and wrote 
BootManager.   I've tried a message to fischer at inf......ch and 
received an automated reply; the address is not longer active.  
Apparently Andre is retired.  I want to incorporte his BootManager page as a first step, with attribution of course.

> The only reference alive is that for Native version on Sourceforge.
> https://sourceforge.net/projects/nativeoberon/?source=directory

Sourceforge seems OK for Oberon0.Dsk and similar installer images.

Let's keep the older Oberons viable.  Concerns and opinions welcome. 

Regards,                         ... Lyall E.

Tel: +1 604 670 0140            Bcc: peter at easthope. ca

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