Not Niklaus Wirth's finest hour ? - By coincidence, (why the mention of Oberon??), for several years I worked on it's predecessor - writing Modula-2 compilers (on M68000 family - Amiga, Atari ST and Pinnacle Unix boxes - I even got a compiler working on the Sinclair QL though that was just for fun) but the language is pretty much lost to history now.....
A brief progress report - after the stress that is Christmas (at work rather than the event) - I have succeeded, to a degree, getting MPLab to work with my Pinguino.
So the microcontroller equivalent of HelloWorld - blink is up and running using the Pinguino libraries compiled in MPLabX.
The bad news - my first attempt rendered my Pinguino-OTG dead, not sure why though - just downloading a program to it stopped halfway through the download and after that it was no go.
So with a cheap PicKit 3 (I had to go for a cheap Chinese clone for financial reasons) and an Olimex ICSP adapter - I tried again. Success! First attempt once I realised the Pinguino had to be powered seperately (AVR & ICSP didn't - so I'd just assumed here)
So if anyone is interested (and there have been a couple of other posts on this topic) - I can share details of the steps so far.
I haven't tried further than blink so far (PicKit arrived today!) - and I'll probably have to worry about reinstalling the bootloader next - and if anyone knows how to get the output from MPLab to be compatible with the standard bootloader then it would save some work.
Of course - it is probably easier to use a PicKit and ICSP transfers (it is quick and easy) - but not everyone has access to this facility.
(30-12-2012, 04:38 PM)pingotg Wrote: I'm amazed how stunningly successful Oberon has been and you find it everywhere, don't you?
You'll be happier with the ICSP perhaps. Then put Oberon on the boards