I finally got around to dusting off the code for Xanthe to
test if it can work without linker hacking, now, too.
Short answer: yes. I had to add an implementation of
memcmp for the freestanding build, but other than that, all I had
to do was throw away the linker hacking steps in the Makefile. Apart from the linker scripts for building the
disk images, Xanthe now just compiles normally with
Also, the old build was about twice as big as it needed to be because the media files were being packed into
the binary twice for no good reason. That doesn’t seem to be a problem any more with the latest