Author Topic: OS/2 Driver Requirement Brainstorming  (Read 4001 times)

Remy

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Re: OS/2 Driver Requirement Brainstorming
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2019, 10:35:27 pm »
USB4 is annonced (backward compatible)
What do think developper about USB4 ? quicker to build a driver than USB3 ?   

Andi B.

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Re: OS/2 Driver Requirement Brainstorming
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2019, 10:55:40 pm »
Are you kidding? Even more crap based on crap which was based on crap...

Backward compatibility means you have to support 2.0 and 3.0 and 3.1 and 3.2... Why do you think it could be easier to do than USB 3 without the additional USB4 stuff?

Doug Bissett

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Re: OS/2 Driver Requirement Brainstorming
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2019, 12:27:30 am »
USB4 is annonced (backward compatible)
What do think developper about USB4 ? quicker to build a driver than USB3 ?

Well, first you have to build USB 3, then try to figure out what Thunderbolt contributes, and make that work.

If you want to know abut USB 4, see: https://gizmodo.com/usb4-is-going-to-revolutionize-the-usb-standard-all-ove-1833059622


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Re: OS/2 Driver Requirement Brainstorming
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2019, 05:01:16 pm »
Hi

In the hypothetical case that we found a developer and put a bounty for a driver, I'm starting to think that NVMe driver for HDD M.2. drives will interesting.

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Re: OS/2 Driver Requirement Brainstorming
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2019, 06:54:35 pm »
I think you are right about a bounty for NVMe. We already have an open source AHCI driver. That could provide some basis for a device driver programmer to implement NVMe, but have all the OS/2 support stuff already coded and tested.

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Re: OS/2 Driver Requirement Brainstorming
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2019, 02:01:25 pm »
According to https://www.arcanoae.com/roadmaps/drivers/ a NVMe driver is "planned".
However, I suspect it will take a long time before that driver will be available so if anyone is up to the task !'d be happy to support a bounty.

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Re: OS/2 Driver Requirement Brainstorming
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2019, 03:23:20 pm »
NVMe sounds like a next big thing. Would like to test out my two laptops ... But it might take a long time as stated earlier. Then again one can hope for fast delivery.
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