m68k MacOS target support?

Michael Sokolov msokolov@ivan.Harhan.ORG
Sat Sep 9 12:33:00 GMT 2000

Hi there,

As I'm doing some major work on the m68k target in the Cygnus toolchain and
going to maintain it (it's currently unmaintained), I wanted to survey the
state of target support for one rather major m68k system: MacOS. I don't see
any in the mainline public tree. In ftp.cygnus.com:/pub/mac I see an old (1996)
port of the toolchain to MPW. It mentions an m68k MacOS compiler, but doesn't
contain one. I have also heard from multiple sources that Stan Shebs of Apple
has developed and might still be maintaining an m68k MacOS compiler.

Stan, are you reading this? Would you please fill me in on the state of various
port(s) for the m68k MacOS target? Is there or has there ever been more than
one? Is yours related to the one in ftp.cygnus.com:/pub/mac or not? What is the
current status of the various port(s) (maintained, unmaintained, etc)? Where
can I find the sources? Are you or is anyone else planning on integrating any
m68k MacOS target support into the mainline Cygnus toolchain? TIA for filling
me in on this.

(And yes, I'm fully aware of m68k MacOS' peculiarities with respect to
executable code living in code resources instead of COFF/ELF executables, A5-
based data access, segmentation, etc. One reason I'm so interested in this is
that I'm integrating into the mainline Cygnus toolchain target support for
PalmOS, another m68k system with some very similar characteristics.)

Michael Sokolov		Harhan Engineering Laboratory
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