> Did you write the tool that got you the str list for the A610 ?
Nope. I used IDA Pro. It generates string list automatically. IDA is very powerful disassembling tool (see screenshot attached).
> Are developers running Windows or Linux ?
> Any chance the Windows guys have a Unix environment installed ? Cygwin ?
Actually, the environment for CHDK building under Windows uses unix-tools (sh, gmake, gcc, awk, etc), but Mingw-based (not Cygwin).
> I usually write tools for Linux. I'm running Fedora 8 right now.
My host system is WinXP. But I have Ubuntu installed under VmWare.