[ITP] libusb 1.0.5
Mon Feb 15 03:01:00 GMT 2010
On 14/02/2010 17:51, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> libusb 1.0 is a revamp of the previous legacy libusb, with an
> incompatible interface.
In essence, this is a separate library from the old libusb, and upstream
smartly made this parallel installable to the old API. For this reason,
IMO the 1.0 packages should be named libusb1.0_0 and libusb1.0-devel, to
separate them from the previous 0.x versions and to make accommodating
further API/ABI changes easier.
> The legacy libusb used to have an external
> windows port, libusb-win32. libusb 1.0 has integrated windows support
> in a development branch which will eventually be merged.
> A notable difference with libusb-win32 is that this windows port uses
> the standard WinUSB interface instead of a self-made driver, and thus
> makes it work on windows Vista and 7.
That is very good news!
> It can thus be useful to the cygwin brltty package, I hence ITP it. Here
> is the proposed setup.hint, quite inspired from the libusb-win32
The package containing the DLL needs a requires: libgcc1, and the -devel
package needs a requires: for the runtime package.
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