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Re: Xgate patch for the binutils

Simoen and maintainers,

I too have been using Sean's tools for a very long time. The first
XGATE .deb that I have on record is dated 5th October 2010, however I
believe I was testing for Sean before that (back when James' patch was
still proprietary). I'd especially like to see the Sean's XGATE tools
in the Debian unstable repository rather than our project repository.
That would ease the maintenance burden that currently exists for
myself, Sean and others providing variants to the public (not in
secret) for Debian/Ubuntu, Mac OS-X and Windows platforms.
Additionally, I'd love to see James' HCS12 bug fixes and optimisations
peer-reviewed and included for the same "apt-get" reasons.

I too offer my assistance in moving this process forward. Please let
us know what, if anything, we can do to help.



On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 10:58 PM, Simeon Veldstra <> wrote:
> Hello binutils maintainers,
> This is my first post here. I've been a user of the binutils for
> over ten years and I'd like to offer my thanks and appreciation
> for the work you folks do.
> In the past year I've become involved in developing with
> microcontollers as a hobbyist. I'm using a Freescale MC9S12XDP512
> MCU for my project.
> To compile firmware for the MCU, I use tools built by Sean Keys
> containing the support he has added for the Xgate coprocessor.
> This port of binutils has worked well for my purposes since I
> began using it in August of 2011.
> Sean tells me that he has begun the process of officially
> submitting a patch to the binutils project. I'm excited about
> this, as having support for my MCU in the official binutils will
> make life much easier for me and other users of this hardware.
> While the technical workings of the assembler are something I've
> not looked into in the past, I'd like to offer my support.
> Is there anything I can do to assist in getting Sean's Xgate
> patch reviewed and incorporated into the binutils?
> Thank you,
> --
> Simeon Veldstra

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