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Usb support, etc to java on OS (specially Windows )

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victorsosa
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Joined: 2004-09-16

I think, we need in java SE 6 support for USB, Firewire and bluetooth, many device used especially USB to make comunication like mp3 player, video player, storage device, mobile device, etc. (Now I am trying to comunicate to a usb device, but I have many problem and especially for Windows Xp)

I saw jrs-80 and jusb, and both work with linux, there is one jusb for windows but is very unestable and beta api.

I think we need urgent a api for usb, bluetooth and firewire, because more a more device come with theses technology (mobile device especially) and if java want would be still on desktop with the new innovation, the develop need thats kind of api.

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soupdragon
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Joined: 2006-01-07

I don't think this is the sort of thing (to hardware specific) that the core libraries should be doing, except that such many such devices are simply treated as file systems by the OS, and so you can access them in the normal way using java.io.

For the most part the connection system is unimportant, what matters is the device at the other end, so that there's little generalised "usb support" to be done, but rather support for the connected devices.