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Re: Bug#627038: ITP: libacsccid -- PC/SC driver for ACS USB CCID smart card readers


Zitat von Godfrey Chung <godfrey.chung@acs.com.hk>:

Yes, libccid works for a few models only while libacsccid works for all models of ACS CCID smart card readers.

You can download the drivers from http://www.acs.com.hk/index.php?pid=drivers. For example, select ACR122U (http://www.acs.com.hk/index.php?pid=drivers&id=ACR122U) and you will find the driver (http://www.acs.com.hk/drivers/eng/ACR122U_driver_Lnx_Mac10.5_10.6_1.02_P.zip). The driver "acsccid-1.0.2.tar.bz2" is in the zip file.

I am a maintainer of the driver. acsccid-1.0.2 is based on ccid-1.3.11 and supports all models of ACS CCID smart card readers. The driver is tested by software and hardware engineers from ACS.

I figured from your mail address that ACS is directly involved here. OTOH, why are those changes not pushed to libccid upstream? For generic protocols like CCID (where even Windows has a generic driver for it), there should not be a driver set for each vendor, it simply defeats the purpose of generic protocols like that.

Your example of ACR122U is marked as "should work" at

If the libccid upstream is not cooperative for including your changes (if it's done in a clean way), maybe you can work with the Debian libccid maintainer?


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