OberonEmulator VS edwood

Compare OberonEmulator vs edwood and see what are their differences.

OberonEmulator

Project Oberon emulator in JavaScript and Java (by schierlm)

edwood

Go version of Plan9 Acme Editor (by rjkroege)
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OberonEmulator edwood
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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.

edwood

Posts with mentions or reviews of edwood. 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
    esc = select the last "stuff" just typed

    The fact you can create your own "buttons" that do basically anything is pretty nice, but you REALLY want a 3 button pointing device to use it. It also doesn't care about the programming language you use to create such a button, but you will work with the filesystem metaphor provided by Acme itself to get things done.

    I find the mouse interface is extremely fast, and when you couple it with the power of the plumber in Plan 9, it's a reasonably good way to navigate around a complex workflow.

    It's also a reasonably small environment in terms of lines of code. The Go version (Edwood) is pretty good too! https://github.com/rjkroege/edwood

What are some alternatives?

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

plan9port - Plan 9 from User Space

qtcurve - Style engine for Qt and other toolkits

c2goasm - C to Go Assembly

plan9port - Plan 9 from User Space

xdg-go - Go implementation of the XDG Base Directory Specification and XDG user directories