Mac osX drivers
rock_on_the_web at comcen.com.au
Tue Mar 25 05:38:03 PDT 2008
On Mon, 2008-03-24 at 13:49 -0700, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> On Mar 24, 2008, at 1:19 PM, David Kelly wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 02:26:23PM +1000, Da Rock wrote:
> >> I know I keep asking about drivers, but what about Mac drivers? I
> >> understand that Mac osX is based fairly well on BSD, so would the
> >> drivers be portable?
> > Drivers for doing what?
> >> This is all on a current project I'm working on...
> > Go study the available Darwin code from
> > http://www.opensource.apple.com/darwinsource/
> This is good advice, but if you check this link and actually look at
> the OSX drivers under there, you'll discover that they are generally
> written in C++ using something called the I/O Kit, documented here:
> > I believe you will discover many of the drivers in MacOS X came from
> > FreeBSD.
> Not really, no. The OS X drivers originated from the Mach project at
> CMU and NeXT Computer back in the early 90's , with a significant
> rewrite by Apple after they acquired NeXT circa 1998 to add numerous
> drivers to support Apple's hardware in particular.
Thanks for the info guys- looks like I have to keep looking for a
different solution. I do have another question but I will ask this in
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