Home > Morphos > MorphOS Gets a USB Stack MorphOS Gets a USB Stack Eugenia Loli 2003-03-10 Morphos 11 Comments Good news for the MorphOS users. Chris Hodges wrote a USB 1.1 stack and driver for the Pegasos platform which enables many modern USB hardware devices to run under this promising new OS. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 11 Comments 2003-03-10 4:41 am Chris Hodges won the Amiga Award 2002 for the Best Software in a popular vote through online elections. Chis is shareware-developer and was honored for his USB-stack “Poseidon.” The Pegasos won the Amiga Award 2002 as the most innovative product. Now in 2003, we are very pleased to see this winning combination continuing to evolve and improve. Thanks Chris! Raquel and Bill Genesi 2003-03-10 5:28 am That is a good news from the morning. I would like to say my words of respect for work mr. Chris Hodges did. Im going to post it to Amiga.com.pl right away 🙂 2003-03-10 5:45 am Godspeed 2003-03-10 7:23 am With recent talks here, shouldn’t have this stack be 2.0 compliant and hence support 1.1 devices ? Stackwise is there many diffs between 1.1 and 2.0 ? Ludovic — http://homepage.mac.com/softkid 2003-03-10 9:19 am The stack upport 2.0, but the pegasos1 has 1.1 ports… that’s all… (Elbox SpiderUSB is 2.0) 2003-03-10 3:34 pm morphos is crap 2003-03-10 3:44 pm <morphos is crap.> That’s easy. Labeled with a sticker. Next case. Windoze is crap. I know a zilion of that remarks. It keeps the discussion going. 2003-03-10 4:48 pm Could this guy be somehow bribed into making a USB stack that would replace the one in BeOS? USB is one of the major hurdles that BeOS users face, the stuff is basically best left avoided unless you know via word of mouth it will work with what you’re going to attempt. I don’t know how easy it would be to slip in better USB support in BeOS R5 (I say R5 because it’s the only real BeOS out there that’s not either illegal or still in development) but it’s something I know I’ve wanted… Of course, if Zeta provides it, then this issue will be moot. 2003-03-10 7:43 pm Having spent several month last year producing a usb data logger I can tell you that the production of a stack is no trivial matter. Good hard slog. Bravo Chris. Regarding the BeOS stack there is source available for a Turbo Pascal stack believe it or believe it not although you may be better off starting from scratch with the UHCI specs. 2003-03-10 9:55 pm Hello, it is my friend Larry who is working on the OpenBeOS USB stack. At the present time he has tons of docs and is trying to design the framework to code around. Is this datalogger of yours for BeOS? At present we are dual booting and using a windows datalogger to check devices. He want to add datalogging functions to the stack (ie log all data, log only on device, log only one class of device) do you have any other suggestions. And where do we find the Turbo Pascal stack? 2003-03-11 4:39 am This is the turbo pascal page: http://people.freenet.de/dieterp/main.htm If you want to log USB transactions the chespest if imperfect solution for windows is ‘snoopy’ sources and binaries available here http://www.wingmanteam.com/usbsnoopy/ I contemplated doing some USB development in BeOS but gave up I hope to get back to it at some stage but havn’t the time now. Also I would recommend getting onto the folks at the usb.org developers forum. If you have intelligent questions (not How do I write a USB stack for example)and let people know what you’re up to people are generally friendly and helpful. Oh and make sure to give a valid e-mail.