[Oberon] Re (n): ftp://ftp.ics.uci.edu/pub/oberon/System3/Macintosh

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 19:24:10 CEST 2020

On Mon, 15 Jun 2020 at 19:19, <peter at easthope.ca> wrote:
> http://www.ethoberon.ethz.ch/compiler/index.html and many other URL
> were viable to early 2020.  Then the ETH server went off line.  =8~(

A great shame. :-(

> Consequent to automated copying, archive.org is a collection of static
> historical snapshots. Most or all ETH pages are there.  =8~)

This is good. I do love the Internet Archive.

> Contrasting to archive.org, the wikibook is a dynamic document.  It
> permits editing by any individual.  Information from ongoing
> development can be incorported.  Salvage of older information to the
> wikibook continues as time is available.

And it's a great piece of work. I salute you for it. It's fantastic.

> I don't recall a document summarizing the language basis of various systems.
> This is my sketchy understanding.
> V1  Oberon.
> V2  Oberon.
> S3  Initially Oberon; transitioned to Oberon-2.
> "ETH Oberon System"  Oberon-2.
> V4  Initially Oberon; transitioned to Oberon-2.
> A2  Active Oberon.
> V5  Oberon-07.
> Corrections welcome.
> Inclusion of in the genealogy seems possible.  Any objection?

I think it's a great idea. I would add a note about the relationship
with the A2/Bluebottle OS which is very much alive and out there. I
_think_ A2 is written in Active Oberon.

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