Changes and new features planned for toolbox release version 2.00
Communication functions (USB and BT) / handle concept
New lowlevel / helper functions
Needed for USB functions, returns payload length of a reply packet to a direct command — this isn't necessary for BT, since length information is encoded into the reply packet, but USB needs this information from somewhere else (i.e. this helper lookup).
Returns error description from error number, needed for Fantom (which in turn seems to use VISA, an USB instrument control framework / library)
Returns error description of last error that occured in libusb
Prototype file for libusb, something like a "DLL import header for MATLAB", generated from original C-header-file. Gets called from loadlibrary.
With new MATLAB 2008a, we get a "warning: protofile outdated". Are these prototype files MATLAB version dependant? Then we might have to regenerate them (using loadlibrary -mfilename) from the C-header-files. This would be a big disadvantage for m-proto-files, but the advantages on the other hand are: They load faster, are much more reliable, produce less warnings/errors, and are recommended anyway.