OberonEmulator VS plan9port

Compare OberonEmulator vs plan9port and see what are their differences.

OberonEmulator

Project Oberon emulator in JavaScript and Java (by schierlm)

plan9port

Plan 9 from User Space (by dexen)
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6.2 10.0
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Java C
ISC License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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OberonEmulator

Posts with mentions or reviews of OberonEmulator. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-04-28.
  • Plan 9 from User Space
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Apr 2023
    You would love Oberon, and its derived OSes, Acme UI is based on it.

    In Oberon, you can select any piece of text and apply a command on it.

    Commands are public procedures in dynamic modules, so Module.Command will load it if not already loaded, and then execute command.

    There are a couple of ways to write commands, depending if the act on selected widgets, selected text, selected windows, or if they ask for additional input.

    http://www.projectoberon.net/

    For trying out it emulated on the browser,

    https://github.com/schierlm/OberonEmulator

    And how the latest iteration of it, Bluebottle (AOS) with Active Oberon, looks like

    http://www.progtools.org/article.php?name=oberon┬žion=com...

    One of the great things about PowerShell and Windows, is that despite all the warts it has, it allows exactly a similar kind of workflow, with .NET, DLLs and COM replacing that Module.Command experience.

    GNOME and KDE can offer similar workflows, alongside DBUS, and fish shell, however people seem more keen in keeping the UNIX experience of yore instead of going down that route.

plan9port

Posts with mentions or reviews of plan9port. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-04-28.
  • Plan 9 from User Space
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Apr 2023
    Acme has a handful of keybindings, like the usual ^A, ^E for navigation, ^Z for undo, etc. Plugging in new ones is a few lines of code, for example my ^S for Putall (saving all windows):

    https://github.com/dexen/plan9port/commit/78324a4666c4b5e0bd...

    Most of keybindings you might want to add are handled by Acme's "commands" - like Edit. If you repeat them any often, it's easy and straightforward to connect the keybinding to the command in code. Alternatively, to avoid going into C, write a shell script with ready-made command; Acme is well prepared to be managed through shell scripts. The shell scripts have full access to Acme's Windows (open files, directories, scratchpads etc), including ability to edit content, open new ones, interpret right-clicks in new ways, etc.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing OberonEmulator and plan9port you can also consider the following projects:

edwood - Go version of Plan9 Acme Editor

qtcurve - Style engine for Qt and other toolkits

plan9port - Plan 9 from User Space