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A very unofficial fork of the Prolific PL2303 driver hosted at http://osx-pl2303.sourceforge.net/, compiled for modern versions of Mac OS X, including Snow Leopard. Patches very welcome, particularly those that add vendor/device IDs. Prebuilt PKG (just as good as a DMG!) available for download, works on Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) 32-bit and 64…
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This is a driver for the many-and-various Prolific PL2303 serial-to-USB adapters that are out there. I didn't write it, nor did I even update it to work on Snow Leopard -- I just had the occasion one day to be standing in a datacenter in front of a router needing to be consoled and an old PL2303 adapter in my bag... wanting a nice binary package of a driver that worked. This driver (once patched) works great under Snow Leopard, but otherwise seemed unmaintained. Forking and moving to GitHub was probably an extreme measure, and probably not the best for my open-source karma (whatever that is), but it was the shortest path to getting a working DMG into your hands, so you take the good with the bad, I guess. That said, if you want to cut to the chase and grab the driver, a nice readymade PKG is here: http://github.com/downloads/failberg/osx-pl2303/osx-pl2303-0.4.1-failberg.pkg I'm happy to accept additional patches onto this - feel free to fork and send a pull request and I'll try to get new builds done in a relatively timely fashion. If you need to add additional device IDs or vendor IDs, those live in Info.plist; just clone the relevant section of the plist XML and create a new stanza - and be sure to send me a patch! Thank you to B.J. Arnoldus for writing the driver in the first place, Michael Haller for patching the driver to work under SL, and the various folks who contributed patches to the Sourceforge tracker, some of which I've applied here. -Bryan