Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4629 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
pciusb driver was written by platon42 with later contributions by cyfm and bigfoot.
What would be the point of USB3 before going NG?
Other than PCI-E systems can use them?
Although, yes, that's a limited number of users.
And they still have PCI slots if a USB 2.0 card if needed.
Then again, the same could be said for the majority of the new video cards Mark has added to the
support list. Why support them if only a few can use them?
Anyway, I'm keeping a couple of PPCs systems with the last updates as a high water mark for what happens on this ISA.
And its been almost twelve years since USB 2.0 support was released in beta form.
USB 3.0 has been a standard for almost ten years.
Just because our PCI based systems can't handle that transfer rate (actually the 64 bit PCI and faster PCI-X slots might be able to, but I haven't seen the hardware).
Why not support the cards?
Also you're the first developer I've heard use that term, NG, Jacek.
I kind of like the idea of MorphOS NG (or whatever its going to be called). NG, NG, heh.
Anyway, development hasn't stopped, although the next move would normally be a bug fix.
And actually, what I was suggesting was merely adding USB 2.0 support for some available USB 3.0 cards (they're easier to source than USB 2.0 cards for PCI-E).
It's possible that Renesas USB 3.0 controllers might be backward compatible with our NEC drivers with a limited amount of tweaking).
And it could provide a logical stepping stone, even if full 3.0/3.1 operation isn't implemented until the ISA switch.
Asking why not is a little like asking "Why are you still coding for that ISA?", as I notice you are.
I guess its just a "throw it up in the air and see who shoots it down" kind of question.
Sorry for the disjointed reply.[ Edited by Jim 28.05.2018 - 23:13 ]
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