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Author Topic: Are you guys using A2/Oberon for all your computing needs?  (Read 4619 times)
dukester
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« on: June 24, 2010, 05:14:38 PM »

Time for honesty, boys and girls....

How many of you guys use A2/ Oberon for your daily chores -- email, web, word processing, music, etc?

Or is A2/Oberon more of a sandbox, a nice toy to hack Oberon code on?
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010, 02:40:19 PM »

Hi Duke!

What sense in this?
It seems to me that the only application A2 - industrial application...
That there really is A2 shows the force!

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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2010, 02:47:21 PM »

@BohdanT

Sorry! I don't understand what you mean...
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2010, 02:58:00 PM »

A2 isn't meant to be a desktop operating system. Of course, if we would have powerful applications it would be great, but we just don't have the man power (and interest) to implement office suites, web browsers, drivers, tools, ... that could compete with commercial products.
This restricts the application domain of A2 to applications, where you essentially need a working operating system and where you can live with limited hardware support.
We also use A2 in some lectures for teaching students interested in system software.
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2010, 04:01:22 PM »

Does your comments also include ETH Oberon?

So, I'm beginning to see Oberon more correctly, i.e.

Oberon is really more like Squeak is to the Smalltalk community. Except that with Oberon, there exists a version that takes over the entire machine - the "native" flavor - to create a dedicated Oberon language development environment.

OTOH, there exists versions of Oberon, that are "hosted" on top of various platforms, that give you the same Oberon language development environment. This would be most like Smalltalk Squeak.

Am I getting close?
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2010, 07:44:01 PM »

A2 isn't meant to be a desktop operating system. Of course, if we would have powerful applications it would be great, but we just don't have the man power (and interest) to implement office suites, web browsers, drivers, tools, ... that could compete with commercial products.
This restricts the application domain of A2 to applications, where you essentially need a working operating system and where you can live with limited hardware support.
We also use A2 in some lectures for teaching students interested in system software.
There is another area where A2 can be a good show:
How about of the ARM-version?? Zoomable interface would be good to yourself shows on smartphones  Roll Eyes
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