[Oberon] Re (2): multi-boot examples.

peter at easthope.ca peter at easthope.ca
Thu Oct 8 19:28:19 CEST 2020

>From lproven at gmail.com  Sun Sep 27 21:05:09 2020
Subject: [Oberon] An attempt at an Oberon family tree
> I've been trying to sketch this, initially for my own understanding
> but with a hope of using it in Wikipedia and elsewhere.

>From lproven at gmail.com  Thu, 8 Oct 2020 13:58:26 +0200
> I can talk about some of the issues in advanced/high-level
> multibooting, if you need that?

Considering the two topics, I'd find the first more interesting.  A 
family tree, including chronology, in Wikimedia Commons would be 
helpful to students.

Existing documents about boot managers seem adequate; to me at least.
A hypothetical potential improvement would be a merger of the pages 
https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Oberon/BootManager .

The argument in favor of a merger is that a single comprehensive 
document is more useful to a novice than two documents addressing 
roughly the same topic.

The argument against a merger is that it de-emphasizes the original 
author.  Also writing requires effort.

A way to respect both positions is to keep the earlier documents and 
write a new document integrating older information and adding 
more recent information.  At present I can't tackle that.

Regards,                         ... L.

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