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my first significant exposure into linux driver development

I've been a Gnu/Linux user for a bit now.

With the advent of http://golang.org/, I'm feeling ever emboldened to dive into a 'systems' programming language.

This territory to me, has been for a long time, held a too high of a barrier to entry, for amalgamating the challenging issues involved with c and c++ coding (coding standards, project structure, project tools, build tools, cross platform, etc).

I have made Don Quixote hard charges at the proverbial c/c++ (windmill) project issues before.  Several times.

However, now, with multiple core CPU's and the new various languages with their compilers at the ready to take on this new CPU performance territory the necessitous needs to use c/c++ seems to have abated significantly.
  1. http://golang.org/
  2. http://ooc-lang.org/
  3. http://live.gnome.org/Vala
  4. http://www.digitalmars.com/d/
My project idea is to write a Linux driver for supporting a Wi-Max USB dongle.


And write the driver in the 'Go' language.

I will require a USB analyzer tool.  I donated to the http://www.openvizsla.org/ project, which is an Open Source USB Protocol Analyzer.

So, I hope to endeavor in the Linux driver development and USB protocol reverse engineering.  good times.

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