Hi,
Win32API are a better option.

Thanks 
Dibya

On 7/19/05, Shashank Date <shanko_date / yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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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