[Oberon] Re. Mouse
jmdrake_98 at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 27 16:52:07 CET 2003
--- eas-lab at absamail.co.za wrote:
> No !! Ghost has gone. Don't revive the ghost.
> Do you want "more common" or more efficient ?
> What do you mean by "restrictive" ?
> By "efficient" I mean:
> * I can have 50% of my hands free, to hold a book,
> or papers ...etc.
> * touch typists keep a finger of each hand on the
> keyboard, so they
> don't have to take their eyes off their work to
> see where a specific
> key is. Using (dumbed down) mouse and keys
> would need to
> take their eyes of their work to find a key.
> * ... and much more ...
> My 2001 version uses F8 to toggle to 'dumbed down'
> mode (starts default).
> This has advantages for potential users who come
> from 'normal',
> to taste some of the advantages of n-o other than
> the UI, without
> having a nervous breakdown.
> -- Chris Glur.
> PS. n-o never pretended to be a real time OS.
> If Fernando wanted to get 'closer to RT' he should
> native StandAlone, which I don't think gives any
> error mesgs.
> like he showed ?
Fernando isn't using N-O. He's using XOberon which
IS realtime. XOberon is hosted by Windows Oberon
System 3, but the key word is "hosted". It has
a cross compiler to generate PowerPC code. The
PPC code is downloaded to the embedded system
board which has a real-time version of Oberon
System 3 on it. Please see:
> I think Fernando has no chance of succeeding:
> First he must learn to answer relevant questions
> which were asked.
> eg. is he using asmb, is he using SYSTEM.Mod
Actually I do think he has a chance of succeeding.
Also it doesn't sound like he's using assembler
or SYSTEM. It's hard for those of us who aren't
using XOberon to visualize what's going on. I
downloaded it to "play" with it a bit, but since
I don't have a PowerPC board to test it with
it's not of much use to me. What would be
helpful is if there was an emulator for the PPC
under Oberon. That or a version of XOberon that
ran on the Intel platform also.
John M. Drake
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