[Oberon] UEFI

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 23:57:24 CET 2020

On Fri, 27 Nov 2020 at 23:13, Peter Matthias <PeterMatthias at web.de> wrote:
> I was thinking about this. Problem: You would need a 32bit x86 UEFI
> which isn't common these days.

Ah, that's a serious snag. Only early Apple MacBooks, that I know of.

> These days, Oberon needs WebAssembly target with WASI, IMO.

I personally dislike Javascript and everything remotely connected with
it, but whatever turns you on.

Over on the A2 Telegram list (sadly all in Russian) someone recently
posted some screenshots from the old A2/Bluebottle website, including
a footnote that the site itself was, of course, hosted on Bluebottle.

It mentioned that there was a native Strong-ARM [sic] port.

If there was an ARM port in the past and any code still survives, I
would think that would make the Raspberry Pi port that interests me
even easier.

I feel that Oberon on the single-core RasPi Zero (a US$ 5 computer)
would be the smallest, fastest OS for that platform and would interest
people in education as well as hobbyists.

A2 on the Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 would run vastly better than Linux does,
and make these older models as fast or faster than the newer but more
expensive RasPi 4 (2 or 4 or even 8GB RAM) is with Linux.

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