Have you ever wondered how we create our device driver interface names? If so, here is a quick explanation of Capsule's naming nomenclature.
This is the name of the manufacturer at the time of the DDI’s original creation. Even though some DDIs now have a different manufacturer, we keep the original manufacturer’s name in the DDI route for backward compatibility.
All of the devices that fall under the same DDI are related either by a manufacturer’s product line or device type. These device groups are identified at the end of the DDI name either by capital letters (A,B,C,D,..) or by a more descriptive text chain. When we add support for a new device that has the same manufacturer, we determine whether we should add it to an existing DDI, or create a new one.
This is the version of the DDI. In above the example,
- 5 represents the major version of the DDI. Version 5 DDIs are compatible with any DataCaptor 5.x, 6.x or SmartLinx 7.x versions of Capsule products.
- 0 represents the minor version of the DDI. It has been used in a very few legacy DDIs and is now reserved for future use.
- 7 represents the release version. It is incremented at each new release.
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