[Oberon] Oberon V1, V2, S3 working under MS-DOS

Pablo Cayuela pablo.cayuela at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 23:59:15 CET 2021

Sorry Peter for my ugly edition of the wikibook! I'm being doing previews
to check, but I don't really know formatting in html nor about sandbox on
Wikipedia :-P

All the versions for DOS are related because all of them were programmed by
Andreas R. Disteli. In these days I've contacted him but he told me that he
had not any copy of the sources. Sadly.

Yes, it could be one line for all versions, I only want to emphasize that
are unique V1 and V2 working right now, unless we'll find Ceres versions
and put it to work. And that the only source found by now is an incomplete
S3 version. And last, the two places to find the working versions and the
only one of the source.

Best regards,
Prof. Pablo Cayuela

El mar., 19 ene. 2021 18:54, <peter at easthope.ca> escribió:

> From:   Pablo Cayuela <pablo.cayuela at gmail.com>
> Date:   Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:15:40 -0300
> > PS: I've updated system variants in Oberon wikibook
> Pablo, thanks for adding DOS Oberon.  I haven't thought about it since
> years ago.
> I have these concerns.
> (1) The row for JVM now has only 4 columns.  The language column has
> vanished. I guess that a rowspan number is deficient by 1.  If a row
> is added inside a rowspan,  the rowspan number should be incremented.
> (2) For DOS Oberon, information is duplicated across the columns
> "Software", "Installation archive" and "Installation instructions".
> The Software column need only identify the software briefly.  The
> Installation archive column need only give a short link to the
> archive. The Installation instructions column need only give a short
> link to the instructions.
> (3) Good to know that four versions of DOS Oberon are available but if
> all are listed, DOS Oberon takes more than one quarter of the table.
> Can we have one row for DOS Oberon connecting to
> https://sourceforge.net/projects/dosoberon/ ? There a reader will see
> immediately versions 1.0, 1.2, 1.4 and 2.0.  Will that suffice?
> (4) Is there a correspondence between Oberon V1, V2, S3 and DOS Oberon
> versions?  If so, it might be stated.
> I'm concerned about making the table too bulky.  A value of the table
> is having information centralized. That helps to give a reader an
> overview.  Also to give ready access to essential information. If the
> table becomes too bulky, these benefits are diminished.
> My recommendation:
> A good way to introduce a revision is to first copy the section to
> your sandbox.  There it can be revised and discussed.  When the
> revision receives a concensus of agreement, then it can be copied back
> to the book.
> Sorry if my approach seems harsh.  The intention is to keep the book
> as "user friendly" and efficient as possible. Not to oppose
> contributions and improvement.
> Best Regards and Thanks,                     ... P. L.
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