[REBOL] Re: Support for USB / Parallel
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 9-Apr-2002 20:41
Holger Kruse wrote:
>On Tue, Apr 09, 2002 at 03:59:05PM +0200, [rebolinth--nodep--dds--nl] wrote:
>>Is there an upcoming support for USB ports on some OS platforms??
>That is up to the operating system to provide. For instance on a
>USB-enabled operating system a serial port, keyboard, mouse etc.
>connected to USB behaves just like one that is directly attached
>to the computer. Applications never directly support USB.
>>And how about Parallel port support?
>On our list, but not with a very high priority right now.
>Unless you have a commercial use for it, and are willing to
>pay for such an implementation under a consulting contract.
hehe, now I am interested. We wanted our CCD camera to utilise parallel
port first, but then we found out the junk related to parallel port
support thru various versions of Windows, then we switched to ethernet
design. I wonder if you want to support all the ECP, EPP etc. modes thru
all the platforms? :-) Because just anyway - parallel port is dead :-)
Wouldn't e.g. direct Rebol print support thru some kind of native port
abstraction (or I don't know how to get it working thru all platforms)
make rebollers happier? :-)
PS: you mentioned work under contract. Could we know approximate level
of funds RT would need to program such kind of "private request"? Maybe
community could pay some few bucks to get certain features implemented?
Now seriously - maybe some companies who bought /Command would like to
pay some money to get e.g. direct PostGress, MSSQL, or in Command docs
mentioned missing SSL features, not to mention XML family support ...
and btw: Rebol Core 2.6 will introduce some changes (mold/all), which
will make mobile code even more possible. We have synchronisation stuff
with IOS, it would be also good if Rebol would have some kind of P2P,
RPC, Rugby like features in combination with async protocols in some of
future incarnations built-in by default ...