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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RE: No small feat
by pgeorgi on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 07:51 UTC in reply to "No small feat"
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I think host support is easier.
Since in USB all communication is initiated by the host, the driver author gets to decide what to do and when.

For clients, you'll have to cope with whatever the host throws at you. (but to be fair: some devices are rather weird in what they answer)

But I only wrote a bunch of host drivers (ohci, uhci, ehci, some xhci stub, various class drivers) so far, and no client drivers.

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RE[2]: No small feat
by weland on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 11:23 in reply to "RE: No small feat"
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In all fairness, coping with weird input was indeed difficult, but we still only had to support a single class and we could cut some portability corners due to the low resources (8K of RAM and 48K of flash is enough but isn't *that* much).

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