ETH Oberon System Genealogy Tree


Note: Suggestions for corrections and hints for improvement are welcome. The dates are approximative.

Genesis of the Oberon System and its ports

System nameTarget MachineProcessorOS Milestone
Lilith (ETH)
1985OberonCeres-1 (ETH)NS 32032Oberon (native)Fall: Oberon project start
1987Mid-year: Draft Oberon version
1988Oberon
Wir88a, Wir88a
Ceres-2 (ETH)NS 32532 Mid-year: Oberon system introduced at the ETH
1989Oberon in programming courses
1990OberonCeres-3 (ETH)NS 32GX32
Portable compiler Cre90
System completion
1991 Oberon-2 MoW91a, MoW91b
SPARC-Oberon
Tem90
SPARCstation
(SUN)
SPARCUNIX (SunOS)
MacOberon
Fra90a, Fra90b
Macintosh II
(Apple)
MC68020MacOS
DEC-OberonDECstation 3100
and 5000 (DEC)
MIPS R2000UNIX (Ultrix)
RISC OberonRS/6000 (IBM)RIOSUNIX (AIX)
MS-DOS Oberon
Dis93
Intel-based PCIntelMS DOS
Chameleon
Oberon HeP92
Chameleon (ETH)LSI LR33000Oberon (native)
Oberon System 3 project start
1992System books Rei92, WiG92
1993HP-Oberon
Sup94
HP 9000 Series
700 (HP)
PA-RISCHP-UX Object model adopted
Cre94, Cre95
Oberon for
Windows
Intel-based PCIntelMS Windows
NT, 3.1

Genesis of the ETH Oberon (formerly System 3) and its ports

System nameTarget MachineProcessorOS Milestone
1990 Gadgets Mar90, Mar91, Mar94b
1991Oberon System 3Ceres-2 (ETH)NS 32532Oberon (native)Oberon System 3 project start
1992Spirit of OberonIntel-based PCIntel MS Windows
3.1 and 3.11
Followed Oberon System 3 for Windows 95/98/NT
1993MacOberonMac PowerPC
68k-based Mac
MacOS Fra93a
1994Hybrid OberonIntel-based PCIntel Hybrid KernelProtype of Native Oberon
Native OberonIntel-based PCIntelNative Oberon
1998 Oberon for LinuxIntel-based PCIntelLinux Replaced by Linux-based Native Oberon
Oberon Linux PPCMac PowerPC
68k-based Mac
Linux PPC
SPARCSPARCstation
(SUN)
SPARCSolaris
(SUN)
HPUXBeta version
Linux-based OberonIntel-based PCIntelLinux
1999 SharkOberonDEC DNARD NCStrongARMOberon (native)
Linux x86Intel-based PCIntelLinux
Solaris x86Intel-based PCIntelSolaris
Programming language project with Microsoft Research
2000Renamed to "ETH Oberon"

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