Welcome to Oberon

Welcome to the Oberon page of the ETH Zurich



Welcome to the ETH Oberon web site of the Native Systems Group located at the Computer Systems Institute, Department of Computer Science, ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology).

Oberon is the name of a programming language in the Pascal/Modula tradition. Originally 'Oberon' was also the name of the runtime systems. For practical reasons the systems nomenclature was changed, while several new systems based on the Oberon language were developed by young generations of computer scientists at ETH (AOS (2003), Bluebottle(2005), A2 (2008)) 

The new System since 2008 is now called A2.
A2 is the name of a modern integrated software environment. It is a single-user, multi-core, multi-tasking system that runs on bare hardware or on top of a host operating system.

The newest developments of the Oberon Language and the A2 System as well as specific optimized system applications form the core of current research by the ETH Native Systems Group, lead by Prof. Jürg Gutknecht.

The Oberon project was launched in 1985 by Niklaus Wirth and Jürg Gutknecht at ETH. Although the project was originally targeted towards in-house hardware, the language and system have now been ported to many computer platforms.

Details in ETH Oberon Download Information.

The Oberon system is available free of charge and no registration is required for downloading the material. The source code is available under the following license agreement.


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