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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Kelly Rush
Member since:
2005-06-30

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:
2006-04-27

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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adamk Member since:
2005-07-08

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.

I, personally, can agree with that... I have nearly about forty open bugs in Mantis for SkyOS. And while I don't doubt that Robert regularly works on them, and many of them are probably no longer valid, it's still frustrating to see some long standing bugs that directly impact the usability of the OS be put on hold while Robert works on something like quake3arena, which I have no use for...

But, alas, I knew the risks when I went ahead and forked out the $30... And, frankly, so did everyone else who forked out the $30 :-)

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