Sat Mar 6 11:09:12 CET 2010

The PIC24 assembler

What assembler can be used to start from?  The MicroChip tools can run
under wine.  Maybe it's best to use those?  Alternatively use the
dspic30 toolchain [1][2].

Maybe it's best to stick with the windows releases.  Other toolchains
will probably have similar windows-only components.