OpenSolaris Christmas Presents

I stopped reading my work email on 22nd December and only just started again this morning. I discovered three very interesting projects integrated into OpenSolaris during that time - nice OpenSolaris xmas presents if you like.

  • The first is PSARC 2006/484 USB Video Class Driver.
  • An updted version of Ekiga (the GNOME SIP/Video softphone will be needed to use this). I saw a demo of this at the London OpenSolaris User Group meeting with a Logitech Quickcam Pro 5000. I'm told the following devices from Logitech have been tested and are known to work:
    • Logitech Quickcam Ultra Vision
    • Logitech Quickcam Pro 5000
    • Logitech Quickcam Fusion
    • Logitech Quickcam Orbit MP
    • Logitech Quickcam Pro for Notebooks
  • The second is: PSARC 2006/649 USB Interface Association support.
  • I had to look up with this actually means but it is cool new USB framework stuff that helps support devices that need a nexus driver because they have multiple functions. This is apparently needed for some video class drivers and the soon to integrate wireless USB devices.
  • The third one is PSARC/2006/384 SATA AHCI HBA driver.
  • This is a long awaited update to the SATA framework. This is part "framework" stuff and partly support for the Intel ICH6 and VIA vt8251 hardware. I believe there is a second phase for this project still to come that adds more support and FMA capability.
All very cool stuff, the first two especially for OpenSolaris as a desktop.

     

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So it remains to see if low cost motherboards with AHCI like, ASUS P5VDC-MX/C with a Celeron D 352 can be used to Solarify the world. Who needs windows any more? Only some dinosaurs with primitive thinking (like project managers here in Greece). Amazing .....!!!!

Posted by Vasileios Anagnostopoulos on January 03, 2007 at 01:40 AM GMT #

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