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Re: Unified Driver Interface
« Reply #14 from previous page: December 10, 2003, 11:05:42 PM »
Youd need a well defined heirarchy for such a system. Devices by their very nature suit OOP design very well.

I wouldn't hold your breath though :-(
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Re: Unified Driver Interface
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2003, 11:27:18 PM »
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Youd need a well defined heirarchy for such a system. Devices by their very nature suit OOP design very well.

I wouldn't hold your breath though :-(


Well all modern OS projects support OOP... come on I know you have some good ideas :-)

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Re: Unified Driver Interface
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2003, 02:03:46 PM »
Here's what i posted in the previous thread:

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Some things I note about UDI is the large SCO input, that immediatelly makes me cautious of such a system and the rather conspicious lack of drivers...



True, that raised my eyebrows at first but you need to bear it mind when UDI first got off the ground (around 1999-time) and SCO's recent history of buy-outs, renaming, linux firtation and not litigation. I'm not sure if if really the same company anymore.

I think it's "clean".

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But it is exactly the sort of thing we need.


Sure is.
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Re: Unified Driver Interface
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2003, 02:04:23 PM »
Practical :  YES

Doable:  Probably not.  Getting all those different OS's to cooperate and unify would be like getting a practical common sense idea through the US Congress.

But it is a good idea.   :idea:
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Re: Unified Driver Interface
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2003, 02:07:08 PM »
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...but I notice that there don't seem to be many drivers for it [UDI]


So then you've got a choice....

1. Write all your own drivers for AROS
2. Write all your own drivers for AROS using UDI, where they be usable to any other OS that supports UDI.

Hey!  Then if there's some useful drivers other OSs might use UDI!
Hey!  Then they might write their own drivers that AROS will be able to use!

Geddit?
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Re: Unified Driver Interface
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2003, 02:45:03 PM »
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...but I notice that there don't seem to be many drivers for it [UDI]


So then you've got a choice....

1. Write all your own drivers for AROS
2. Write all your own drivers for AROS using UDI, where they be usable to any other OS that supports UDI.

Hey!  Then if there's some useful drivers other OSs might use UDI!
Hey!  Then they might write their own drivers that AROS will be able to use!

Geddit?


Doh! Yes of course :-)

I woudl be nice if someone could do a feasabilitry study on this. Sicne it looks like quite a task. But if we were able to put down a good solid profile/plan, then wer could present it to the other OS projects and get them involved.  :-)

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Re: Unified Driver Interface
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2003, 03:31:34 PM »
That's the spirit!!

If I had the time (and some lower-level coding ability) I'd join in with you!
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Re: Unified Driver Interface
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2003, 04:29:21 PM »
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That's the spirit!!

If I had the time (and some lower-level coding ability) I'd join in with you!


I'd Vote for Karlos to do it :lol:

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Re: Unified Driver Interface
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2004, 10:38:17 AM »
"A lot of the AROS devs have said that it would be perfectly possible to use Linux drivers in AROS... but have never really gone into much detail about it."

Well, that would be one of the most interesting things you could do... even if the windows system of drivers is horrible the possibility of using them would be great...
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Re: Unified Driver Interface
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2004, 11:05:25 AM »
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"A lot of the AROS devs have said that it would be perfectly possible to use Linux drivers in AROS... but have never really gone into much detail about it."

Well, that would be one of the most interesting things you could do... even if the windows system of drivers is horrible the possibility of using them would be great...


Latest update is that, there is now talk of using *BSD drivers... Which as I understand it would be quite easy... we shall see.

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Re: Unified Driver Interface
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2004, 11:42:50 AM »
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