[cc65] Version 2.6.2 released

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From: Ullrich von Bassewitz (uz_at_musoftware.de)
Date: 2001-07-24 12:27:08

A few minutes ago, I've placed version 2.6.2 of the compiler and tools on the
ftp server. This version is just a bugfix release, it fixes the bugs mentioned
on the web page for version 2.6.1. The RPM packages are signed with my GPG
public key - see http://www.von-bassewitz.de/uz/pgp-key.txt. For more
information see the announcement below.

Please note that - as with the last version - you need the compiler package
for your platform *and* one or more of the target specific packages.

My news access is not working reliably at the moment, so there will be no
announcements in the news.




I'm proud to announce version 2.6.2 of CC65, a C crosscompiler /
crossassembler combo for 6502 systems.

CC65 has C and runtime library support for many of the old 6502 machines,

  - The Commodore C64, C128 and the C16, C116, Plus/4 machines.
  - The CBM 600/700 family (programs run in bank 1). - Newer PET machines
    (not 2001)
  - The Apple ][ (library support by Kevin Ruland <kevin_at_rodin.wustl.edu>)
  - The Atari 8 bit machines (thanks to the Atari team: Christian Groessler
    <cpg_at_aladdin.de>, Mark Keates <markk_at_dendrite.co.uk>, Freddy Offenga
    <taf_offenga_at_yahoo.com> and David Lloyd, <dmlloyd_at_atari-central.com>).
  - GEOS for the C64 and C128 (GEOSLib by Maciej Witkowiak <ytm_at_elysium.pl>)

The libraries are fairly portable, so creating a version for other 6502s
shouldn't be too much work.

New in this version:

  * All bugs mentioned on the bugs web page for version 2.6.1 are fixed.

There is still no support for the following features:

  * Floats and bit fields.

  * File routines on most systems. The 8 bit Ataris are the first
    machines that do have full file I/O support (besides the ACE port
    which was dropped some time ago). Please note that the complete CBM
    family doesn't have file I/O support!

  * The 80 column mode on the C128 is not supported by the conio library.

Available packages:

As usual I will provide the complete sources and several binary packages,
including RPMs for RedHat Linux. Linux is the primary development platform,
so the sources do compile out of the box on Linux machines.

Please note that there are now separate RPMs for the compiler proper and
the target specific libraries. To develop for one of the predefined target
systems you need the compiler RPM package *and* one of the target machine

Binaries for DOS and and Windows will follow or may already be available at
the time you read this. OS/2 packages will again be available, but since
there are almost no downloads for OS/2, so the host platform may get
dropped in the near future (again).


More information information and a download link, please visit the cc65 web
page at


Thanks to all who sent feedback and suggestions and of course to anyone who
helped developing cc65!

Ullrich von Bassewitz                                  uz_at_musoftware.de
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