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BW: Uniform Device Driver Specification Ready for Implementation

Sep 01, 1999, 13:34 (1 Talkback[s])


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"Members of Project UDI today announced the release of the UDI (Uniform Driver Interface) 1.0 Specification. This Specification is the culmination of a multi-company development effort designed to provide device driver portability for existing and future system configurations. The Specification is available in PDF format from http://www.projectudi.org/..."

"By developing to a single device driver interface, companies can realize significant savings in device driver development and testing costs. It also helps speed time-to-market of new devices, and allows manufacturers to allocate development resources on improving device performance, features, functionality, and quality."

"Open source reference implementations based on these prototypes are expected to be available later this year, for sample device drivers as well as environment implementations for a number of operating systems including IBM's AIX, HP's HP-UX, Linux, Compaq's Tru64 UNIX, and SCO's UnixWare."

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