[Oberon] Ofront+

Pablo Cayuela pablo.cayuela at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 12:23:24 CET 2020

Dear Oleg,

Thank you for informing us about your project. By the way it is impressive.
I've been also checking some other project from your GitHub, Armbox.
Could you tell us if that project works on the Raspberry Pi and what I need
to do in that case?
Thank you again.

Prof Pablo Cayuela

El vie., 30 oct. 2020 0:36, Oleg N. Cher <allot at bk.ru> escribió:

> Dear Oberoners,
> 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/Oberon-2
>    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
>    FreeBSD amd64
>    Linux amd64
>    Linux armv7
>    Linux i386
>    OpenBSD amd64
>    OpenBSD armv7
>    OpenBSD i386
>    macOS X
>    MS Windows 32 bits
>    MS Windows 64 bits
> Ofront+ was tested and used with C compilers:
>    GCC/MinGW, 32/64 bits
>    Clang
>    SDCC (Small Device C Compiler)
>    Tiny C (tcc)
>    cc65 (for CPU 6502)
> The latest build of Ofront+ you can get here:
>    https://github.com/Oleg-N-Cher/OfrontPlus
> 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:
>    https://github.com/Oleg-N-Cher/OfrontPlus/blob/master/Readme.txt
> --
>   Oleg N. Cher
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