Friday, December 25, 2015

Apple PC/SC: blog articles about missing features

You may have noticed that I wrote 3 blog articles about missing features in the PC/SC layer from Apple.
  1. SCardGetStatusChange() and number of card events
  2. SCardGetStatusChange() and "\\?PnP?\Notification"

This is because Apple replaced pcsc-lite by something else in Yosemite (10.10) and improved it in El Capitan (10.11). I imagine that Apple is still working on this software and it is the good time to propose to Apple to implement features that are present in PC/SC on GNU/Linux and Windows but not (yet) on Mac OS X.

If you think these features are useful you should open bug reports at This will indicate that a feature is important for many users, and not just me. If more users create a bug report then priority for Apple to do something will be higher.

Of course, I would be happy to help Apple implement the missing features.