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 Darkness on Wed 13th Sep 2006 06:07 UTC
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[i}But those decisions carry certain consequences in how people may perceive the project, whether he likes it or not. [/i]
This has been touched lightly in the previous posts but it is not SkyOS' intention to reach as many people as possible at this moment.

This way the beta team is limited in size in order to get better quality bug reports. This is also one of the reasons that other projects or OS use payed beta systems.

Oh and in case you didn't notice, paying for the beta will also get you the final product so for those interested in the project, this is a nice way to try it while they wait.

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RE: Spreading
by sogabe on Wed 13th Sep 2006 09:25 in reply to "Spreading"
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What's the reasoning behind the thought that money will result in quality bug reports?

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RE[2]: Spreading
by Darkness on Wed 13th Sep 2006 10:47 in reply to "RE: Spreading"
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What's the reasoning behind the thought that money will result in quality bug reports?
The way I see it (Roberts view might differ a bit but he said something along those lines):

* payed beta -> less beta tester
* too many beta testers (most of them only doing a quick glance over it) -> lots of duplicate bugreports or bugreports with insufficient info making it harder to distinguish the usefull reports from the others.
* less beta testers, more interactivity possible.
-> example: you file a bugreport about a networkproblem and attach a debuglog and you visit the irc channel. Suddenly robert enters the channel and tries to work out this issue or gives hints to try and get a more usefull debuglog so he can fix it faster.
Your bug could be fixed within hours or days.

If that was a bugreport like "this is not working for me" without extra info, robert will not do much effort if he can't reproduce it and continue with bugs he can reproduce.

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