Cypress USB device from Windows to Linux

Levi Pearson levipearson at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 12:31:25 MDT 2010


On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 12:25 PM, Dave Smith <dave at thesmithfam.org> wrote:
> On Wednesday 24 March 2010 10:27:51 Michael Torrie wrote:
>> [libusb] is cross-platform as well, working on Linux, BSD, OS X, and even
> Windows.
>
> This is great. I'm glad I asked. I was able to whip up a quick libusb program
> to find my device, open it, and read its serial number. If all goes well, I'll
> be pulling data out of it by the day's end. Thanks for the info!
> Unfortunately, this means no kernel hacking for me today, but from my users'
> perspective this will be a huge win (no kernel hacking for them to install our
> software).
>

Nice, user-space driver development is way more pleasant, anyway.
That's one of the reasons I've enjoyed working with QNX.  Another is
the fact that it's actually got a stable and (somewhat) documented
API. :)

        --Levi


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