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Re: [ProgSoc] NT device drivers...
At 10:14 05 May 2000 +1000, Tim Johnson wrote:
> You're kidding me?! plan is to get a whole product prototype ready by
> september... 3 months! youch.
With one of the API tools you might be able to produce something faster,
because it abstracts away some of the difficulties involved. This is why I
> > If this is for a company (and you're under a time-crunch), go out and buy a
> > copy of DriverStudio from NuMega (www.numega.com). It comes with SoftIce
> > (which you just need, although you might be able to get by with WinDbg if
> > you're on a tight budget), and also the drivertools API's, which will make your
> > life easier if you haven't done this before and you're trying to get this done
> > reasonably quickly.
> Plug Plug Plug... but yeah point taken. tools will help me, but will my
> company buy it if its only a one off project... possibly. They might
> after i tell them that its going to take at least 3 months to get the
> driver done!
I'm not going to see one red cent of your money. ;) Every NT driver book (and,
for that matter, program hacking tutorial) tells you to get a copy of SoftICE
as step 1. It isn't a co-incidence. ;)
Good luck! I was trying to do this for interests sake, got as far as reading
the books and learning SoftICE (which is useful for hacking the NT kernel in
general) before I decided it just wasn't my bowl of soup.
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