I like Ultibo (www.ultibo.org) as a native OS, written in Freepascal, OS for the Rapsberry.
Already two nice applications are available:
CP/M and Z80 emulator: by Ronald Daleske
Risc Oberon, a port of Peter de Wachter’s emulator to Freepascal on Ultibo, by Markus Greim
Victor Yurkovsky aka ENSO developed an FPGA based board, called OberonStation, in cooperation with Paul Reed, which is supposed to run Project Oberon. It does work but in a very mediocre and unreliable way. And Victor gives no warranty or aftersales service nor a real refund.
See the damaged connector in the left top.
My advice: do not buy it and work with the excellent and free emulators!
OLR is the Oberon System with Gadgets running natively on the Linux Kernel of X86, MIPS and ARM processors. It is a consolidation effort to make a single distribution from Linux Native Oberon, ARM Linux Oberon and MIPS Linux Oberon.
Basis of the system is the latest Alpha of PC Native Oberon of ETH Zürich. Main changes are the filesystem which is not based on OFS any more and a more direct display system. Object/symbol files are in olr/x86/ , olr/mips/ and olr/arm/ for X86, MIPS and ARM
Oxford Oberon CompilerA fairly portable compiler, runs on Windows/Ubuntu, Debian and Debian derivatives, OS X, Raspberry Pi. It uses the Objective Caml runtime, but is statically linked. A, checklist for Oberon-07 features/compatibility is available for tracking future planned support of Oberon-07.
Vishap Oberon CompilerA new, well maintained, and natively both 32-bit and 64-bit Oberon-2 compiler, which is highly portable. Runs on Linux x86/AMD64/ARM 4-7 including Raspberry Pi/OS X; FreeBSD). Untested on Windows. Voc also includes a simple Oberon-07 compiler. The compiler uses static linking, but a dynamic run-time has been discussed as a future possibility. The author also has a proprietary compiler he worked on at ETH, but which is not publically available.
Someday I want to try this out!
Delphi, Greece, visited in 1978. The temple where the oracle was located.
Delphi is an integrated development environment (IDE) for console, desktop graphical, web, and mobile applications.
Delphi’s compilers use their own Object Pascal dialect of Pascal and generate native code for several platforms: Windows NT (IA-32 and x64), OS X (IA-32 only), iOS and Android.
Delphi was originally developed by Borland as a rapid application development tool for Windows, and as the successor of Borland Pascal. Delphi and its C++ counterpart, C++Builder, shared many core components, notably the IDE and the Visual Component Library (VCL), but remained separate until the release of RAD Studio 2007. RAD Studio is a shared host for Delphi, C++Builder, and others.
In 2006, Borland’s developer tools section were transferred to a wholly owned subsidiary known as CodeGear, which was sold to Embarcadero Technologies in 2008.
I have followed the Delphi upgrades up till Delphi 7, aimed at Windows XP. The price became too high after that version. It still runs (with some help) on current Windows versions.
Look at http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html.
In January 2016:
12. Delphi/Object Pascal: 1,786% (moved 8 positions up against January ’15)
16. Pascal: 1,194% (moved 14 positions up against January ’15)
Together, it is 2,98%!
Niklaus Wirth, Edsger Dijkstra, Tony Hoare, as I saw them in Utrecht 1980
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