On Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 9:01 AM, Paul Sokolovsky <pmis...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> On Mon, 8 Dec 2014 08:42:28 -0600
> Peter Bigot <big...@acm.org> wrote:
> > Unfortunately this list doesn't support attachments.  Perhaps somebody
> > could put it on E2E and add a pointer.
> Or maybe RedHat even has version control system, maybe even with web
> interface?
> >
> > Interesting that TI proposed a solution that doesn't work for ROM
> > resident applications, which are all but the most infinitesimal
> > subset of the applications that use an MSP430.  (It's so implausible
> > I'm half convinced I don't understand exactly what's happened here.)
> Peter, can you please consider maintaining mspgcc for couple years
> more, while dear esteemed vendors sort out issue how to teleport
> application code out of thin air into RAM?

Unfortunately, no.  I switched all my development machines to Ubuntu 14.04
this weekend, and mspgcc won't build because it uses outdated binutils and
gcc sources.  I backported some of the changes, but the host gcc ICEs on a
gcc 4.7.2 source file not obviously related to msp430.  So that's the end
of that.

It'd probably be pretty easy to fork my msp430-elf repository and upstream
gcc and fix about half the issues we're discussing, but I'm irritated
enough with how TI's managing the MSP430 product line these days that I'm
not really motivated to keep trying to bail them out.

More importantly, I've found an interesting position that actually pays me
for what I can do, so I really need to focus on that.  There we're using
ARM chips; much nicer.

Peter (going back to work now)
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