Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Sep 2006 17:05 UTC, submitted by Darkness
SkyOS USB support has been (re-)added to SkyOS, including of course the USB stack, a UHCI driver, support for control, interrupt, and bulk transfers, a USB HUB driver, a USB HID Keyboard driver, a USB HID Mouse driver, a USB Mass storage driver for CBI devices, including USB Harddisks, card readers, etc. The USB stack has been written from scratch and a new release containing USB support is expected.
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by tdehoog on Tue 12th Sep 2006 17:26 UTC
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It's ridiculous that something like this is added in such a late stadium of the development. Missing USB-support was making it very unnatractive to beta-test skyos, since no-one was fully able to test skyos natively. Only vmware was an option to test it properly. However, this is everything but representative about the hardware support of skyos. With this I mean the stability of the os being used with all sorts of CPU's, motherboards, RAM, and HDD's. I hope that this will be improved with this update.

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by robojerk on Tue 12th Sep 2006 17:32 in reply to "Finally..."
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I havent downloaded any of the releases in awhile... Now that USB support is (re)added I am actually a little more interested in maybe playing with it again..

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by sardonic on Tue 12th Sep 2006 17:41 in reply to "Finally..."
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It was odd, but it did exist way back when. It was axed early on when the beta's first started to come out i believe.

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by Darkness on Tue 12th Sep 2006 17:43 in reply to "RE: Finally..."
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the early support that used to be there was partially a port of an existing usb stack, which was one of the reasons it was buggy

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by Tomasz Dominikowski on Tue 12th Sep 2006 17:55 in reply to "Finally..."
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You must be joking. Testing SkyOS on bare metal to its fullest extent is possible if you shell out for an incredibly cheap Realtek 8139D NIC card and possibly a Live! card if you want sound with that. If you are complaining about hardware support, then please point me to your bug reports with debug logs in the SkyOS Bug Tracker.

Edited 2006-09-12 17:58

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by adamk on Tue 12th Sep 2006 21:00 in reply to "RE: Finally..."
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Tomasz, I would just point out that older PCI SB cards, based on the ensoniq 1371 chipset, are much more appropriate for SkyOS. Live! cards stutter massively and can only be used the first time a user logs, not after the user logs out and logs back in. At least that's been my experience on two different machines.

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by anonymousbrowser on Wed 13th Sep 2006 10:37 in reply to "RE: Finally..."
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It being a proprietary OS can i apply for funding to obtain all the compatible hardware i'll need before i start beta testing the product for them?

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