This is my attempt to produce an Oberon V4-Version for Systems running
Linux/GNU that closely resembles the
packages for Windows & Macintosh maintained by the Department for System Software at the
Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria.
For general Information about Oberon have a look at Guy Ladens fantastic Oberon Reference Site or browse through the Oberon Web Ring
Oberon for Linux should properly be called Oberon for GNU/Linux systems,
since every Linux system uses a huge amount of GNU software.
To give credit to the people at GNU I'll use the term GNU/Linux throughout.
Have a look at
to see what it's all about.
Oberon for GNU/Linux will of course run on every Linux Distribution (Red
Hat, Debian, SuSE, etc.).
Release 1.7 (Codename 'Rise of the dead') lets Oberon run on newer Linux Systems (tested on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, known to run also on Debian Sarge). It adds a new wrapper-library which amends problems with new libpthread.so Versions.
It is dedicated to the brave people in Erfurt, who use Oberon for teaching ;-)
1.7.02 fixes wrong Source Code for Kernel.Mod and also fixes a crash when loading TCP.Mod
This release is a maintainance release without any new features. I'll gladly accept any kind of bug report, though due to time constraints I cannot guarantee that I will fix them.
Choose one of the following dowload sites:
Be sure to read the Installation notes.
The (outdated) list of known bugs can be found on
Please do also have a look at the ToDo list to see if you can in any way
contribute to the development.
I've also begun to write a list with useful tips and tricks.
Please report any bugs you discovered or suggestions/proposals to the new mailing list:
Of course, mail to email@example.com
is still ok.
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