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Re: Sponsoring gcc-h8300-hms

On Wed, 25 Oct 2006, Michael Tautschnig wrote:
> Furthermore, I'd like to add some notes: Probably brickos and the Lego
> Mindstorms Kit is the only use of this and related packages. As such I wonder

Some embedded controller firmware out there are h8300-coff as well, so no,
Lego Mindstorms is not the only user.  But it is probably the major one.

> whether it is worth trying to upgrade to binutils 2.16.x and gcc-4.x, because
> this very outdated version of binutils and gcc just works for this very special
> application.

I don't know about gcc, but to binutils 2.16.x, yes, it is worth it.  It is
also dead easy: get the latest binutils packages in sid, apply the
debian/ directory to 2.16.x, and tweak debian/rules a bit to instead of the
normal build, do a crosscompiler build.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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