Hi Levin,

--- Levin Alexander <levin / grundeis.net> wrote:

> I'm looking for suggestions on how to access the serial port under  
> Windows.  I found the following two libraries:
> 
>    <http://raa.ruby-lang.org/list.rhtml?name=ruby-serialport>
>    (last updated Feb. 2003)
>    <http://raa.ruby-lang.org/project/win32serial/>
>    (last updated Jan. 2003)
> 
> Is anyone using these libraries and can recommend them?  Are there better  
> alternatives?
> 
> I do not have a C++ compiler on Windows -- does anyone have precompiled  
> binaries that work with the one-click installer?  (or should I be using  
> Cygwin?)

I do not know if there is a "better" alternative than either of the two
libraries out there, but there is definitely one which does not require
the compiler on Windows: you can use the Win32API library to interface 
directly.

> Thank You,
> Levin

HTH,
-- shanko

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