Article seems to imply:
Where I would argue the Modula-2 and Lilith influence is vastly more important, broad and long lasting. Oberon is, by comparison, an interesting, if archaic, cul-de-sac.
Very cool. The ‘everything is zoomable’ concept seems very similar to Prezi’s presentations. Looks like some inspiration there.
The GUI feels a little “Plan-9y” to me whenever I attempt to use it, while I’m a big fan of the goals of the Oberon stack, I don’t much care for the finished artefacts.
There are at least spiritual links between Oberon and the Acme Plan 9 editor according to Rob Pike. I think when Oberon came out Plan 9 was still using 8 1/2 for the GUI but I could be wrong on timing.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluebottle_OS describes the (now dead) Bluebottle link at the bottom of the post
Is there any way to download and use Oberon nowadays? The Wikipedia page links to www.ethoberon.ethz.ch, which isn’t responding.
I’ve been searching too (edit:) and it looks like the docs here will get you going:
Currently sitting with this open in qemu and I feel like an alien who has landed on another planet :-)
Some breadcrumbs for others:
From that list:
That page seems to link out to downloadable disk images, but I haven’t had a chance to really look at them much.
Maybe here? http://oberon07.com/compilers.xhtml
PDFs of books by Wirth that are Oberon based here