Oleg N. Cher
allot at bk.ru
Fri Oct 30 04:36:17 CET 2020
I'm really surprised that many people here are hearing about Online
Oberon for the first time. I've known about it for a long time.
In order to inform the public, I want to tell you about my own fork of
Josef Templ's project Ofront: https://github.com/jtempl/ofront/
Ofront+ is a direct continuation of the ideas embedded in the Ofront
project. But it expands number of supported Oberon dialects:
Oberon-07/16 (support is still in-work,
but users need to encourage this direction)
Component Pascal (almost everything is supported
except 2-byte CHAR type, even some GPCP extensions)
Oberon-3 (experimental dialect with constant arrays and "proper FOR")
We can also use multiple dialects in a single project.
Ofront+ also increases the number of available target architectures:
BlackBox Component Builder
MS Windows 32 bits
MS Windows 64 bits
Ofront+ was tested and used with C compilers:
GCC/MinGW, 32/64 bits
SDCC (Small Device C Compiler)
Tiny C (tcc)
cc65 (for CPU 6502)
The latest build of Ofront+ you can get here:
I have been working on this for many years and try to keep the project
afloat all the time. It's not very documented and it's not covered by a
huge set of tests, but I do what I can based on my modest strength.
I didn't plan to go that far, I just needed to make a few changes. Then
I wanted to make support for Windows. Now we have the result of this
work. I still want to do a lot before the release of version 1.0, but
this is already quite stable.
I won't tell you very much about the differences, but users say that I
went too far. ;-)
Ofront+ comes as a subsystem for BlackBox and as command line tool
(Oberon-like GUI not implemented).
So welcome, please use, write reviews and suggestions. Also I provide
support for free.
I want to thank Josef Templ, who actively supported me and helped me
solve many problems.
I also want to thank Stewart Greenhill, who made useful improvements and
helped fix problems, and developed his own tools for Ofront+.
List of differences and improvements:
Oleg N. Cher
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