Re: so, what now?
On Thu, 1 Feb 1996, Thomas Davis wrote:
> Sure. Not a problem. I've had only real helping hand, and his camera
> is broken (or was..). Sunday night I plan to release another version
> of the driver, and hope to have some sample apps with it.. (ie, xqcam
> now runs using the kernel driver I've developed. Runs nice and smooth,
> with no real flashing or changes..)
My camera is still out-- It was shipped on Tuesday, so it's en-route to
me as we speak. I don't expect it will take me long to finish the
driver. I also have another FreeBSD guy who wrote a driver, and we're
gonna merge our work together when I'm done.
> The biggest problem I can see with a kernel based driver, is how to
> detect when the camera has messed up without hanging the kernel or slowing
> down the read loops.
I'll take a look at your driver.. I used to be a Linux hacker myself,
and I have already figured out how to do this in FreeBSD without costing
CPU cycles-- I'll try to do the same for your driver.
Also, for any folks out there who run NetBSD- I expect to port the
FreeBSD driver over to NetBSD next week.