[Oberon] Re (2): HotKeys and SystemTools.

Joerg joerg.straube at iaeth.ch
Mon Dec 4 03:34:14 CET 2023


Somebody must have edited Hotkeys.XML as the original that comes with the A2 distribution assigns
F12 to System.Free Hotkeys
not SystemTools.Free

Edit it back and press F12 before starting Oberon.


> Am 03.12.2023 um 21:56 schrieb peter at easthope.ca:
> Joerg & all,
> From:    Joerg <joerg.straube at iaeth.ch>
> Date:    Sun, 3 Dec 2023 13:21:26 +0500
>> Does this error appear while booting Oberon?
> Happens while the Oberon subsystem is running.  The subsystem can be
> started with A2 Tools > Oberon.  Then the Oberon display is in a
> viewer in the A2 display.  So far, so good.  =8~)
>> Or what key do you press?
> Then I press F12, which HotKeys should assign to disable itself.  That
> invokes "SystemTools.Free HotKeys".  In absence of SystemTools, an
> error occurs.  =8~/
> Should SystemTools be in the system or not?  While that is ambiguous
> we can't expect an internally consistent system.
> Aside from that, the star-shaped marker is essential to the interface
> of the Oberon subsystem. I commented out the three lines in
> HotKeys.XML which assign A2 usage to F1 and F2. Commenting out the
> lines doesn't help.  F1 still doesn't set the Oberon star marker.  So
> the Oberon subsystem appears OK but is unusable.  =8~/
> Appears that two problems may exist: one with HotKeys, one with
> SystemTools. Or somehow one comes from the other.
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