Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
There's more than one way to do things

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Ummm.....I'm not sure that I agree with interpretation.

From the "Limitations" section of Device::USB:

So far, this module has only been tested on Linux. It should work on any OS that supports the libusb library. Several people have reported problems compiling the module on Windows. In theory, it should be possible to make the library work with LibUsb-Win32 Without access to a Windows development system, I can't make those changes.

That doesn't sound like "the windows port is not supported". If you read carefully, what it says is there have been reported issues on Windows, but that the maintainer does not have access to a Windows system. That's not the same thing as "not being supported". Also, I happen to know the maintainer of that module via Perl Mongers and I have heard him say on more than one occasion that he does not use Windows on his personal systems at home.

Also, the "For More Information" section of Device::USB's documentation points to Google Code for a wiki. A quick look there turns up a wiki entry on how to install this on Windows with Strawberry Perl (see here). Granted, that entry appears to be at least 3 years old and doesn't mention which version of Windows, Strawberry Perl or Device::USB used. But there's at least one person who was able to install and use the module on Windows.

If you're having issues with installing and/or using Device:USB, you can always report a new bug. Looking at the bugs report for that module (see here), someone submitted a new bug report within the past few days and the maintainer responded within 2 hours. Since the maintainer is actively responding to new bug reports, you could potentially get help with install issues directly from the maintainer via that method.

In summary, I would try to install it and its prerequisites. If you have problems, you can post questions here at PerlMonks or you can submit a new bug report. As for portability and the need for libusb on Windows, my initial thoughts are that you should be able to package your script into an executable (using something like pp) so that your end users on Windows don't need Perl or libusb installed. I might be wrong about the packaging, but that's my gut reaction.

In reply to Re^3: How to Access USB Device on Windows by dasgar
in thread How to Access USB Device on Windows by einhverfr

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and all is quiet...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others about the Monastery: (2)
    As of 2018-07-22 05:19 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?
      It has been suggested to rename Perl 6 in order to boost its marketing potential. Which name would you prefer?

      Results (451 votes). Check out past polls.