IEEE488 (lack of) future in FreeBSD

Alexey Shuvaev shuvaev at
Wed Jan 9 15:22:42 PST 2008

On Wed, Jan 09, 2008 at 10:56:49PM +0000, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> My worry is that since I don't use the GPIB cards anymore, the code
> will be (already is) pretty unmaintained, and thus likely to rot
> away.
> If it transpires people are actually using it, things are different,
> but it needs to be users, not just people who thought about playing
> with it.

Ok, no real userbase behind me. And as for myself I think I can always
either stick to some RELENG or do some code cleanup to make the
driver working with CURRENT (well, I hope).

> >So if the adapters from Prologix appear to the system as serial ports,
> >are they a stripped down imlementation of GPIB?
> >One external experimental device = one adapter?
> It can do a full bus, you select the different devices using "magic"
> commands.

Thanks for the info, I will keep these devices in mind.


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