Mark Thomas <mrt / thomaszone.com> wrote:
> I dabble in home automation and am looking for a framework that would
> allow me to monitor and react to serial port events. I'm a long-time
> Perl user and if anyone is familiar with POE, that's the type of
> framework I'm looking for (an Inversion-of-Control framework where I
> have agents running in separate threads monitoring serial ports,
> triggering events in the main code). I've perused RAA and seen a few
> possibilities, but don't see anything recently maintained. Is there a
> good match for the type of thing I'm looking to do?
>
> There are several new home automation technologies available now and
> they don't yet have serial drivers, so I figure it would be a good
> time to attempt the switch to Ruby. Besides, I'm moving to Ruby, VA
> next month, so I figure I'd better start learning the language! :-)
>
> - Mark.

IIRC there was a discussion about this recently.  You might find it by 
searching the archives at 
http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/ruby/ruby-talk/index.shtml

Kind regards

    robert