I have found some old references to tools that could be or were compiled for these two systems in the past.
Is there anything more recent in the way of some open source, command line based, tools to compile a spin file to what ever format used to then load into the EEPROM.
I received a design for a piece of hardware, which uses the Propeller for it's controller. This is not my choice, since there are micro controller implementations that do have opensource support. Personally I would have chosen an ARM core of some sort. But I don't have that choice.
The issue is the need to load the product with unique serial numbers, and the current method is to use the Windows based loader program, to 'compile and load' to the EEPOM. This is tedious in a production environment where one wants to have as secure a path from 'source' to 'to executable loaded'. In the past I've done this by having the basic firmware in a hex file, having the 'serial' number info loaded at a given address, and burned the combo into the EEPROM either at a in house station, or sent the combo file, in a standard hex format, to a board house for them to gang load the EEPROM with the firmware.
There does not seem to be any 'production' orientation about the Propeller or the tools to work with it.
If anyone can point to some sort of tool set that is more oriented to a product, I'd appreciate it.