brltty and libusb package ?

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Nov 2 10:18:00 GMT 2005

On Nov  2 10:11, Dave Korn wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Nov  1 14:42, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> >> Braille devices are more and more using USB connections. Brltty uses
> >> libusb-win32[2] for accessing them. This isn't packaged in cygwin
> >> yet. Was it ever considered packaging? (it is GPL/LGPL)
> > 
> > The web page mentions that it's not working for MingW or Cygwin, so
> > it seems there's still some porting effort necessary.
>   It also involves a kernel-mode device driver.  Is that suitable for cygwin,
> or should cygwin remain an entirely user-space set of apps?  Is there any
> policy/precedent?

As long as the driver builds with Cygwin, it seems fine to me.  We have
already the ioperm package which brings its own driver, too.


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