Re: Bug#627038: ITP: libacsccid -- PC/SC driver for ACS USB CCID smart card readers
Zitat von Godfrey Chung <email@example.com>:
Before we started the driver project in 2009, we had requested to
join as a developer for libccid in alioth.debian.org but the author
rejected us with no reason. As the same time, our customer pushed us
to release Linux driver. Therefore, we decided to release our Linux
driver based on libccid and had a plan to release our driver to any
But libccid evolves and forks of such projects do usually not follow.
This leaves both in a rather sad situation. Did you track the changes
of 1.3.12 and 1.3.13? Any intention to rebase the work on 1.4.x so
libusb-1.0 gets used instead of libusb-0.1?
For the Windows platform, we also release our own driver. It is
because the generic driver does not work with multi-slot smart card
readers and we can control our driver source code to fix bugs from
The Windows driver is also not very standard-compliant and does nasty
things. It took me 30min on XP and Vista to get a bluescreen from it :-/
Note that there is also libusb-win32, making it potentially possible
to use the same source there (ignoring the Microsoft driver for it)
once it is compatible with (or integrated into) libusb-1.0.
Please note that libccid upstream author and Debian maintainer are
same person. He may reject our changes.
Let's CC him so that he can comment...