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|USB: Information about Poseidon USB stack for AmigaOS|
Poseidon is the software solution that brings USB to the Amiga. It will run on every Amiga equipped with OS3.1 or higher.
To give the users and developers an overview on the state of the software, please read these facts.
The hardware interface allows to use any USB controller hardware, if the
drivers are written for it:
More drivers are still to come. Remember that Poseidon is work-in-progress.
There is already a tool to read out pictures from Webcams using the STV680 chip. Other drivers (which will have much more features) will be provided by Felix Schwarz for VHI Studio. You can find the first Amiga USB Webcam at
Trident, a GUI for Poseidon, is already on the way, although the stack is so easy to handle, that advanced users will probably stick to the few CLI commands for loading Poseidon. The whole stack and its class drivers can be made ROM resident, so that the USB mouse and keyboard is already available in the boot menu. Even more, it is planned to add booting capabilities to the massstorage.class.
Developers, who want to contribute may apply for the SDK by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also have a look at http://www.e3b.de/usb for more detailed technical information.
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