[Oberon] Oberon V4 on the Raspberry Pi?

Hans Klaver hklaver at dds.nl
Mon Jan 11 12:12:20 CET 2021

On 11 jan. 2021, at 11:26 Bernhard Treutwein <oberon at wildwein.de> wrote:
>> strohm at airmail.net hat am 11.01.2021 08:30 geschrieben:
>> Has anyone ported Oberon V4 to run on the Raspberry Pi?  Ideally, 64-bit?
> I don't think (or at least: I never saw any traces). Peter Matthias ported
> the OP2 compiler to create 32bit executable code on the Raspberry (see OLR at
> http://oberon.wikidot.com/oberon-linux-revival-olr), but that is S3 and not V4. 
> But it may be a starting point (together with Claudio Nieder's collected V4
> sources at https://sourceforge.net/p/oberon/oberonv4/ci/master/tree/).

Josef Templ ported his Ofront Oberon-2 to C translator to Windows, Linux-i386 and Raspbian. In its description one can read:

'ofront is an Oberon-2 to C translator written in Oberon-2. 
It supports both ANSI and K&R style C and supports cross 
translation to arbitrary target platforms. ofront includes 
a runtime system including an automatic garbage collector 
for Linux, the Oberon V4 system, and a set of command-line tools.'

'Use the commands in the bin folder or the script oberon.bash to start up the Oberon V4 system. You may want to look into the included bash script(s) in order to see how the environment variables OFRONT_HOME, OBERON, and LD_LIBRARY_PATH are to be used. This release also contains additional packages from LinzOberon V4 (e.g. Dialogs, Panels, and various so-called Elems).' 


Hans Klaver

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