[Oberon] Evolution in the computer-sphere; was, Has V4 got <default font> like in S3's

peter at easthope.ca peter at easthope.ca
Tue Nov 24 22:01:28 CET 2020

>From lab.eas at gmail.com  Mon Nov 23 01:53:41 2020
> Must be free to flee on short notice = Use laptop/s.

I get it.  The analogue here is preparedness for wildfire and 
earthquake.  The "flee kit" has a copy of my working SD card In 
addition to first aid supplies and emergency food and water.  Ideally 
the SD card is updated weekly.  Luckily the cabin doesn't burn often. 
=8~)  I imagine grabbing the laptop with the flee kit but when fire is 
near, they might not be top priority. In spite of all that, a desktop 
workstation has uses.

> I wonder if all that work should be captured in PE's-wiki ?

Good idea.  Let's say "Community-wiki" or "Oberon wikibook" rather 
than "PE's-wiki".  After all, it's a wiki; anyone can edit. If you can 
add the font configuration instructions, good. Open 
log in and type. A heading is there already.  What could be easier? 

From:	Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com>
Date:	Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:21:59 +0100
> The Oberon community needs to try to ensure that Native Oberon and/or
> A2 continue to work on vanilla PC hardware. Insisting on obsolete
> tech, e.g. insisting on a BIOS machine, is not a viable strategy.
> Requesting at least working legacy boot and supporting a legacy boot
> structure on the HDD, as a temporary minimum, is doable.

Liam, absolutely no offense but I read that and immediately think of 
_Chicken_Run_.  =8~)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_Run Our 
analogue of the plane is Wojciech's RiskZero or RiskFive.
Unfortunately nobody has built a RiskZero and nobody has put ETH 
Oberon or V4 on RiskFive.  If we want to escape the pie machine, we'll 
have to move faster.

Regards,                                    ... L.

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

More information about the Oberon mailing list