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Darwin is the open source UNIX-based foundation of Mac OS X. Darwin integrates a number of technologies. Among the most important are the Mach 3.0 microkernel, operating-system services based on 4.4BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution), high-performance networking facilities, and support for multiple integrated file systems. For Mac OS X, developers can use Darwin to create modules that operate at the kernel level.
Darwin Resources
API Reference

TitleTopic Date
  Mac OS X Man Pages (HTML) General 2003-06-13 
  Working With SCSI Architecture Model Devices (HTML) (PDF) Device Drivers 2003-06-12 
  Accessing Hardware From Applications (HTML) (PDF) Device Drivers 2003-05-15 
  Writing an I/O Kit Device Driver (HTML) (PDF) Device Drivers 2003-05-15 
  Force Feedback (HTML) Device Drivers 2003-05-13 
  Device Drivers (Kernel-I/OKit) (HTML) Device Drivers 2003-05-09 
  Bluetooth (HTML) Device Drivers 2003-05-01 
  Bluetooth User Interface (HTML) Device Drivers 2003-05-01 
  Device Interfaces (I/OKit) (HTML) Device Drivers 2003-05-01 
  Working With Device Files for Storage Devices (HTML) (PDF) Device Drivers 2003-05-01 
  Working With Serial I/O (HTML) (PDF) Device Drivers 2003-05-01 
  Writing PCI Drivers (HTML) (PDF) Device Drivers 2003-04-01 
  System Overview (HTML) (PDF) General 2003-02-01 
  Mach-O Runtime Architecture (HTML) (PDF) Tools 2003-01-01 
  Roadmap to Information (HTML) General 2003-01-01 
  Kernel Programming (HTML) (PDF) Kernel 2002-11-01 
  UNIX Porting Guide (HTML) (PDF) Porting, Tools 2002-11-01 
  Working With USB Device Interfaces (HTML) (PDF) Device Drivers 2002-11-01 
  Kernel Extensions (Kernel/libkern) (HTML) Device Drivers, Kernel 2002-06-25 
  I/O Kit Fundamentals (HTML) (PDF) Device Drivers 2002-05-01 
  Working With FireWire Device Interfaces (HTML) (PDF) Device Drivers 2002-04-01 
  User-Mode USB Device Arbitration (HTML) Device Drivers 2002-02-06 
  Writing Drivers for Mass Storage Devices (HTML) (PDF) Device Drivers 2002-01-01 
  Writing Audio Device Drivers (HTML) (PDF) Device Drivers 2001-12-01 
  Building Darwin (HTML) General 2001-10-08 
  Coding in the Kernel (HTML) Kernel 2001-09-01 
  Working With HID Class Device Interfaces (HTML) (PDF) Device Drivers 2001-05-01 
  Packaging UNIX Software (HTML) Porting, Tools 2001-04-20 
  Network Driver Example (HTML) (PDF) Device Drivers 2000-10-01 
  Network Kernel Extensions (PDF) Device Drivers, Kernel 2000-03-24 
  Assembler (HTML) (PDF) Tools 1999-04-18 
  GNU C Preprocessor (HTML) Tools  
  GNU C/C++/Objective-C Compiler (HTML) Tools  
  Kernel Extensions Tutorials (HTML) Device Drivers, Kernel  

Mac OS X Man Pages

Working With SCSI Architecture Model Devices

Accessing Hardware From Applications

Writing an I/O Kit Device Driver

Force Feedback

Device Drivers (Kernel-I/OKit)

View Darwin Revision List

ADC Hardware Site

ADC I/O Kit Site


Darwin HOWTOs

Darwin Mailing Lists

Darwin Source Code


Mach Documentation (OSF)

OpenDarwin DarwinPorts

OpenDarwin Documentation

POSIX Specification

Documentation FAQ

Documentation Feedback

Release Notes

Sample Code

Technical Notes

Technical Q&As

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