[Oberon] Oberon V4 Windows startup oberon.exe

Jörg joerg.straube at iaeth.ch
Fri Nov 27 14:16:53 CET 2020


In case you're building LinzOberon new, you might correct the following
small error:
In "Files.GetTempName()" change "n := tempno;" to "n := tempno MOD

If your Windows system runs for more than 24 days without a boot, tempno
might be negative.
The WHILE in GetTempName only works if n>=0. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Oberon <oberon-bounces at lists.inf.ethz.ch> On Behalf Of Chris Burrows
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 4:41 AM
To: 'ETH Oberon and related systems' <oberon at lists.inf.ethz.ch>
Subject: Re: [Oberon] Oberon V4 Windows startup oberon.exe

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Oberon [mailto:oberon-bounces at lists.inf.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of 
> Skulski, Wojciech
> Sent: Thursday, 26 November 2020 11:49 AM
> To: ETH Oberon and related systems
> Subject: [Oberon] Oberon V4 Windows startup oberon.exe
> Speaking of bootloaders... What is the "bootloader" for Linz Oberon
> V4 under Windows? It just occurred to me that the source code for the 
> oberon.exe does not seem available. Nor I am aware of instructions how 
> to build that executable.
> It resides in the main Oberon V4 root directory. It is 73 kB.
> Any info will be appreciated.
> Wojtek

I just had a quick look. I found a tool called Develop.Tool in folder
"..\win95-NT\LinzOberonNT\Text" which appears to have the commands required
to build a distribution. Distributor.Tool is in the same folder,
BootLinker.Mod is in the Source folder etc.

If you don't have these files the link to the Linz ftp server where you can
download them from is here:


Chris Burrows
CFB Software

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