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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)
1985 Oberon Ceres-1 (ETH) NS 32032 Oberon (native) Fall: Oberon project start
1987   Mid-year: Draft Oberon version
1988 Oberon
Wir88a, Wir88a
Ceres-2 (ETH) NS 32532 Mid-year: Oberon system introduced at the ETH
1989   Oberon in programming courses
1990 Oberon Ceres-3 (ETH) NS 32GX32
  Portable compiler Cre90
    System completion
1991   Oberon-2 MoW91a, MoW91b
SPARC-Oberon
Tem90
SPARCstation
(SUN)
SPARC UNIX (SunOS)
MacOberon
Fra90a, Fra90b
Macintosh II
(Apple)
MC68020 MacOS
DEC-Oberon DECstation 3100
and 5000 (DEC)
MIPS R2000 UNIX (Ultrix)
RISC Oberon RS/6000 (IBM) RIOS UNIX (AIX)
MS-DOS Oberon
Dis93
Intel-based PC Intel MS DOS
Chameleon
Oberon HeP92
Chameleon (ETH) LSI LR33000 Oberon (native)
  Oberon System 3 project start
1992   System books Rei92, WiG92
1993 HP-Oberon
Sup94
HP 9000 Series
700 (HP)
PA-RISC HP-UX Object model adopted
Cre94, Cre95
Oberon for
Windows
Intel-based PC Intel MS Windows
NT, 3.1

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

System nameTarget MachineProcessorOS Milestone
1990   Gadgets Mar90, Mar91, Mar94b
1991 Oberon System 3 Ceres-2 (ETH) NS 32532 Oberon (native) Oberon System 3 project start
1992 Spirit of Oberon Intel-based PC Intel MS Windows
3.1 and 3.11
Followed Oberon System 3 for Windows 95/98/NT
1993 MacOberon Mac PowerPC
68k-based Mac
  MacOS Fra93a
1994 Hybrid Oberon Intel-based PC Intel Hybrid Kernel Protype of Native Oberon
Native Oberon Intel-based PC Intel Native Oberon
1998 Oberon for Linux Intel-based PC Intel Linux Replaced by Linux-based Native Oberon
Oberon Linux PPC Mac PowerPC
68k-based Mac
  Linux PPC
SPARC SPARCstation
(SUN)
SPARC Solaris
(SUN)
HPUX       Beta version
Linux-based Oberon Intel-based PC Intel Linux
1999 SharkOberon DEC DNARD NC StrongARM Oberon (native)
Linux x86 Intel-based PC Intel Linux
Solaris x86 Intel-based PC Intel Solaris
  Programming language project with Microsoft Research
2000   Renamed to "ETH Oberon"

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