[time-nuts] OT: Prologix GPIB and HP3478A...The Answer!

John Miles jmiles at pop.net
Wed Nov 28 18:44:16 EST 2007

> > I need to clarify that I've helped Abdul with some testing now
> and again,
> > but have absolutely no other business relationship with him,
> other than the
> > fact that I happen to live in the same area, and regularly let him (and
> > pretty much anyone else who asks) drop by to use my test gear.
> That is what I believed to be true.  You have said nothing to imply any
> other relationship.

No problem; I just didn't want people (including lurkers) assuming that
Abdul shares my opinion or is unduly influenced by it.

The real issue with trying to be all things to everyone isn't just adding a
driver chip to the board.  It's that you have to write firmware and software
to round out the compatibility picture.  Abdul has thought about adding an
NI488.2 driver layer, which I agree would be nice, but  then he'd be in the
business of supporting every NI488.2 application ever written, including
some flaky ones that only work because of undocumented behavior in NI's API.

/Not that I would ever write any code like that,,,
//ducks, whistles, shifts eyes, walks away slowly

-- john, KE5FX

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