Linux GPIB Package Homepage


Description:

The Linux GPIB Package is a support package for GPIB (IEEE 488) hardware. The package contains kernel driver modules, and a C user-space library with Guile, Perl, PHP, Python and TCL bindings. The API of the C library is intended to be compatible with National Instrument's GPIB library. The Linux GPIB Package is licensed under the GNU General Public License .

Download:

The Linux GPIB Package is available as source code. The code may also be accessed via SVN. Debian packages are also available.

Many USB-GPIB adapters and a few other boards additionally require proprietary, closed-source firmware to be uploaded to the adapter after it is powered on.

Requirements:

For linux kernel versions >= 2.4.x, use Linux-GPIB version 3.1.x. Earlier kernel versions are not supported.
For linux kernel versions >= 2.6.8, use Linux-GPIB version 3.2.x.
The linux 3.x.x series kernels are also supported by Linux-GPIB version 3.2.x

Status:

The 3.2.x Linux-GPIB release series is being maintained to keep it in working condition with new kernel releases. Currently there are no plans to further develop the library beyond keeping it in a functioning state. The 3.1.x series for 2.4.x kernels is no longer actively maintained. All boards currently supported by the 3.2.x release are listed here.

Documentation:

Online documentation is available, and is also included in the source code tarball.

Bugs:

Please send bug reports, suggestions, feature requests, questions, etc. to the linux-gpib-general mailing list (you must subscribe to the list before you can post). Bug reports may also be recorded in the bug tracking system .

Maintainers:

This project was created and developed by Frank Mori Hess and is also maintained by Andreas Huettel and Dave Penkler along with others who have contributed code or documentation . It was originally based on the linux-gpib-2.05-alpha release available from the (defunct) Linux Lab Project, which was maintained by Claus Schroeter.


The Linux GPIB package is hosted by Source Forge (project page) .

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