[openbeosnetteam] Re: Network Drivers

  • From: "Philippe Houdoin" <philippe.houdoin@xxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeosnetteam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 23:28:26 +0100 CET

Axel wrote:
> > Then, I have a good news for you: François Revol just port the 
> > 3c575 
> > driver from Linux to BeOS. I'm in the process to test it myself and 
> > add the 
> > required net_server addon wrapping his kernel driver, as he don't 
> > write one 
> > because he's using only under BONE himself.

Unfortunatly, during my test today, I realize that François Revol 
to port from the 3c574_cs.c Linux driver, which don't support the 
Some time ago, the Linux guys merge the differents 3Com drivers 
(PCI *and* PCMCIA ones) into the main one. That's the one that should 
be ported 
to BeOS. So, it'll take more time than expected to support the full 
range of 3Com 
pcmcia cards family.
> Oh, I guess you could make good use of the SiS 900 add-on sources, I 
> have, then! Tell me if you want them.

Well, François Revol's driver use the same, classic ether_driver.h 
between the kernel driver and the net_server addon, so building this 
was pretty easy.
But thanks for proposing...

> (some day, they will end up in our repository, I promise! :-))

.. that!
This would be a great addition. Every new driver added into OpenBeOS 
send a sign to every BeOS driver writer out there: don't let your work 
away because your focus shift to another hobbit... hum, I mean hobby!
Unless license issue (NDA, conflict with OpenBeOS license (hu hu, GPL 
drivers :-( ), 
I'm asking every open source BeOS driver to consider 
placing their into OpenBeOS CVS...

How many time a driver writer for a new hardware generation have to 
restart all from scratch 
because previous driver was lost in the void, with his "source code 
will be available later" too.

Not even talking of the great sample-code aspect it could have. 


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