Subject: Cross compiling.
To: None <netbsd-ports@NetBSD.ORG>
List: netbsd-ports
Date: 10/30/1997 23:54:03
Hello. I'm a 24 year old programmer that have started a project with a
freind that consist of
One m68k cpu (or PowerPC 601 in the future)
2Mbyte of EEPROM
4Mbyte of RAM
2 Serialports

The first step is too make a EPROM simulator, that can be prog. from a
parallell port:    
Michael makes the hardware and i the software.

The second step is to have some program to load into the EPROM simulator.
On this second step, NETBSD comes in handy.  (as i belive)
If I take alook into the future, I see that our small MicroSyster have a
SCSI kontroller on it -> AND IS RUNNING NETBSD throu a SERIAL PORT.

a breif of the problem :

Main System:
i386 Netbsd 1.2.1 200Mhz MMX Pentium HX card.

Target System:
a m68k.

The fist question:
How do I get GAS to cross compile for m68k?
Can GAS produce BINHEX (like  -> C00010:1B2F.......)  to be used with EPROM
burner / simulator ?
( if gas not can produce BINHEX, I already have some codes for compiling
m68k to BINHEX but I like too use GAS.)

When the firts question is solved and I have produce the basic code for the
eprom, I what to go over to C.

why? you may ask. well I'm going to make this microsyster to do two things:
1. Telecom communications throu GSM(SMS), Mobitex, Own Radio network (have
done this with a 8bit processor, but there i had a compiler for ms-dos).
2. Industri communications. they demands a software CPU = that the m68k
shall emulate hardware adress and a CPU.
    Why? well for safety resons.

I have work as an TECHNICAL ASSEMBLER PROGRAMMER. for 8-bit and 16-bit
MPUs/CPUs and made some jobs in C.
But I don't have the "know how" to "poke around" with making a cross
compiler and making/coding a Operating System
as NetBSD.

I have read some HOWTO but fail... (Maybe after the 10's).
I have Netbsd running on the i386 and I also have the source code.

Vi syns!!!!  (swedish)
see you!!!   (english, but see=syns and Vi=You so it becomes like this :
you see!!! if we put the word in right place. ;-)   )

Vi syns!!!! Roger Strandberg Sweden.