Make Windows/Linux drivers work in OS X?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by fatcat23, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. fatcat23 macrumors member

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    Hi I have a driver thats available for the following but no OS X.

    2k/XP/2003/Vista
    Universal Driver V2.1.0.234
    Universal Driver V2.0.0.113(Vista 32 & 64 bit WHQL)

    XP-Embedded
    Universal Driver V2.0.0.107(WHQL)
     
    Windows CE
    4.2 Driver V1.1
    4.2 stylus Driver V1.1
    5.0 x86_ARMV4I Driver V3.0
    5.0 x86_ARMV4I Stylus Driver V3.0
    6.0 x86_ARMV4I Driver V3.0
    6.0 x86_ARMV4I Stylus Driver V3.0
     
    Fedora
    Core 4 Driver V1.0
    Core 5_6_7 Driver V2.0
    Core 8 Driver V2.0.1
    9 Driver beta2
    10 Driver V2.3.0.15
     
    SUSE
    10.1 Driver V2.0.1
    10.2 / 10.3 Driver V2.0.1
    11.0 Driver V2.2.1
     
    Slackware
    12.0 Driver V2.0.1
     
    Ubuntu
    6.06 / 6.10 / 7.04 Driver V2.0
    7.10 Driver V2.0.1
    8.04 Driver V2.2
    8.10 Driver V2.3.0.15

    Linux GPM

    Another company offers OS X drivers but they are more of a commercial company so they charge $100 for it. Is there any way to make the drivers work on OS X? Porting in darwin or terminal? The drivers are for a touch panel in a PC tablet.

    Any ideas? Please help!!
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Sure if you have the source code and can program in C++ then it should be possible to port it to OS X using the IO Kit framework.
     
  3. fatcat23 thread starter macrumors member

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    Would I need the source from the company that sells it for money (for OSX) or from the original company which gives it for free for Windows and Linux?

    I can program in C++(its been a while, but would refresh myself). I have Xcode and developer tools on my system, but what is IO Kit framework? Any links or Tuts?

    Thanks for the help.
     
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