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[Lcdproc] [PATCH] driver for BWCT USB LCD modules

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  • From: peter AT (Peter Marschall)
  • Subject: [Lcdproc] [PATCH] driver for BWCT USB LCD modules
  • Date: Thu Sep 30 12:45:02 2004


On Wednesday 29 September 2004 16:08, Rene Wagner wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-09-16 at 20:00, Peter Marschall wrote:
> > here is the patch with the driver for the BWCT USB LCD modules that I
> > announced in my previous post.
> >
> > The patch, that I atteched to this mail inline, applies cleanly to the
> > current CVS nightly.
> Great to see someone working on HEAD :)

Well, David Glaude asked to do so ;-)

> > Steps to apply the patch (and to re-generate the configure
> > infrastructure): 1) cd to the current LCDproc CVS directory
> > 2) patch -p 0 < /path/to/lcdproc-BWCT.patch
> > 3) aclocal
> > 4) autoconf
> > 5) automake -a -c
> It should be possible to use 'sh' for that. In a perfect
> world someone would update our autofoo stuff so that we could use
> autoreconf...
That's what I found in other documentation about autoconf & friends too (I am
a newbie to autoconf & Co). Butt funnily I do not have anywhere
near my PATH nor near the lcdproc CVS tarball.
Skimming through autobook, the documentation to autoconf & friends, I found
that the authors recommend to ship a file called 'bootstrap' with any source
tarball that has the following contents:
#! /bin/sh
aclocal \
&& automake --gnu --add-missing \
&& autoconf

I am willing to learn more about autoconf & friends and offer my help with
autoreconf stuff. Of course I'd need CVS access for it.

> > BWCT support is not realized as a driver by itself but a new
> > ConnectionType = bwctusb
> > for the hdd44780 driver.
> > To work properly it depends on a halfway recent libusb.
> >
> > Please test it and consider its inclusion in LCDproc.
> I'm not sure how to test it (other than compiling it on a system with
> libusb). If it works for you I'll just check it in.
It works fine for me.
Maybe you better checkin the 2nd version I posted to the list last Wednesday.
together with a patch for Code Mercenaries IOWarrior, which is also a USB
display driver.
You can find them at:
Both patches work for me.


Peter Marschall
peter AT

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