I would love to stick to Ruby with this problem - but is it possible in
Ruby to interface with a device through a RS232 serial connection?
I want to connect my Windows XP computer with a medical device through
RS232 - get data from the device and send it messages.
Any help greatly appreciated,
On 8/30/06, Chris F. [email protected] wrote:
Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.
ruby-serialport might be what you are looking for:
Thomas Beckett wrote:
I have tried ruby-serialport for my win32 project without success.
In the package there is serialport.so that don’t works with my ruby
installation (ruby 1.8.4 (2005-12-24) [i386-mswin32]).
To compile the file serialport.c in a dll with Visual Studio is not a
problem, if you rember to use #define mswin in the code. When I tested
my dll with miniterm.rb I get:
private_class_method': undefined methodcreate’
Class' (NameError) from (eval):1 from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:21:inre
On miniterm.rb:2 there is only:
I don’t know how to fix it, but I have created a simple dll in C++,
that works only in windows, to open a serial port and get some data on
it (there are many free serial implementation that target win32 in
C++). I have used Swig to export a function to get data.
If you know the module Win32API you don’t need to create a dll.