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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RE[2]: People are paying for this?
by Isolationist on Tue 12th Sep 2006 21:44 UTC
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"You are obviously not someone who would even be willing to donate to some project just because you like it or you want to support the developper(s).

and yes, he is the only one doing core developper. The payed beta program is one reason for him not to loose interest in it.

@tdehoog: how much costs a usb to ps2 converter, 1$? wow, that's a big effort to make... "

I have denoted to many opensource projects ;)

So please tell me why you would expect me to pay to test an Operating System without USB support and why I should pay for a PS2 converter?

God help us if he "loses" interest in it ;) For me it seems a big risk to invest time and effort in an OS developed by one person who will not share the source code.

Edited 2006-09-12 21:47

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Kelly Rush Member since:

So now it supports USB. Why are you still complaining?

And he hasn't lost interest in the 10 years he's been working on it. I'd say he has a pretty good track record. There are a few people that work with Robert to support him in various ways (myself included), even if he is the only full-time developer. We also have a wonderful user community that keeps us (and especially Robert) motivated to keep going. ;)

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sogabe Member since:

I don't think it is about the money or the amount. It may be instead the difference between donating towards something that is being openly shared (as in open source), and having to pay in order to get access to something that is proprietary (as in closed source).

The latter will always create higher expectations than the former, which is why I think SkyOS may be put under tougher scrutiny compared to other alternative OS projects (which are open source).

Sometimes the responses from the people close to SkyOS let transpire a sense that people are forking out $30 to support the project (as it if were a donation to the SkyOS cause), when those who opened their wallets may think different and feel entitled to a better response other than "have you posted a bug?" reply.

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