Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Feb 2012 13:50 UTC, submitted by Ducky Johnson
ReactOS Now this is what I like to see. Smaller, alternative operating systems have been dying by the dozens these past 6 years or so, so in order for the remainder to survive, they need to work together. ReactOS and Haiku have been doing that for a while now, and the latest fruits of this collaboration is a much-improved USB stack for ReactOS.
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USB is one of the most hard to do
by bsdero on Tue 21st Feb 2012 16:22 UTC
bsdero
Member since:
2005-08-29

I'm stucked right now just trying to develop an USB stack/drivers for SGI Irix. And that's one of the most difficult tasks in software programming.

The USB protocol/stacks/controllers are unnecesary difficult.

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dnebdal Member since:
2008-08-27

I'm stucked right now just trying to develop an USB stack/drivers for SGI Irix. And that's one of the most difficult tasks in software programming.

The USB protocol/stacks/controllers are unnecesary difficult.


Oh wow. For any good reason, or just for (some value of) fun?

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bsdero Member since:
2005-08-29

just for fun, I would like to have mi VIA VT6212 PCI card running in Irix.

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janderwald Member since:
2006-11-22

Hi!

USB support is really difficult to implement, leave alone all the different standards flavors, if you have any questions, just join our irc channel #reactos-dev, my nick is janderwald

regards

Edited 2012-02-21 23:27 UTC

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BlueofRainbow Member since:
2009-01-06

Could this be by design?

Only a commercial OS, or a open source OS project with highly dedicated and skilled contributors, could through the necessary resources to generate efficient code for such hard thing to do?

And I presume that USB 3.0 adds an extra level of complexity over the well established USB 2.0!?

Collaborating on these difficult components is a good thing for the open source OS projects. This leaves more resources for the stuff that really differentiate these projects - the user experience.

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