[ros-dev] what's the ReactOS USB status?
turnerb7 at msu.edu
Fri Jun 17 13:40:01 CEST 2005
Damjan Jovanovic wrote:
>I recently got the chance to try out ReactOS for my
>first time. It seems to me just about nothing works,
>it takes an expert to compile it (I had to download 2
>different mingw-linux versions, fix an assembly
>language syntax error and comment out broken netkittcp
>code), but it's a very cute operating systems that
>boots faster than any other I've ever seen.
you probably caught it at a bad time. it usually compiles without
error. this morning there there were commits that caused some errors
but they have all been fixed already.
>Anyway, I recently started looking at how to make
>Windows device drivers (it's interesting...), and I
>thought I'd make a couple for ReactOS. I had several
>-A USB mass storage device driver (when I plugged my
>USB flash disk in, it didn't flash and no new disk
>showed up, so I assume they currently aren't
>supported) I believe that the driver is called
>USBSTOR.SYS on Win2k?
well... there is work being put into usb. they are trying to take the
comwell drivers from linux and port them. you might want to hope on irc
to talk with the guysthat are doing that. jimtabor and hpoussin, i
think those two are doing most the work in that area.
>-A USBSCAN.SYS for USB scanners [I am already working
>on an STI (Still Image service) implementation, and
>seeing as the Wine folks aren't thrilled at having me
>add device drivers into Wine, which is necessary for
>many scanners, I think I'll make STI for ReactOS
>instead :-) ].
>-A driver for the XFS filesystem. I've already got a
>hacked-up collection of XFS code from GRUB to compile.
>Now just to turn it into a proper driver...
>But before I even get started, how well is USB
>supported under ReactOS? Why is there no USBLIB.H in
>the DDK headers? Does anyone know good resources for
>USB programming under Windows? And any advice for
you might need to work hold out for a bit on the usb. but just
remember, anything you make that works on windows will at some point
work on ROS. the headers are mixed up right now, but that is being
worked over and when this round of header fixes are done it should be
done correctly and for good. I think alex is doing most the work on that.
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