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[aprssig] Did ICOM DSTAR ever take off ? can it be used for APRS ?

Gregg Wonderly gregg at wonderly.org
Tue Jun 21 22:31:52 UTC 2005


AE5PL Lists wrote:
> The one issue I have with the interface is with Windows.  The interface
> I have written is in Java and uses a file interface to the serial port.
> This works fine with 'ix operating systems.  However, the Java/Windows
> interface does not allow full duplex operation (transmitted data is held
> until some data is received).  I will look at what it would take to make
> a "virtual" com port that would work with Java on Windows.

The javax.comm package makes this easy enough on windows.  The RXTX package can be used on linux to use javax.comm work 
there too.  I've had no problem using it for serial port access.  There are some interesting issues with how odd serial 
port devices in linux are supported.  If you have problems, feel free to drop me an email.  I've waded through 
installation of javax.comm in several different environments.

Gregg Wonderly
W5GGW




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