Thomas Beckett wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> 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,
> Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.
ruby-serialport might be what you are looking for:
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:
(eval):1: (eval):1:in `private_class_method': undefined method `create'
s `Class' (NameError)
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.
On 8/30/06, Chris Finch <email@example.com> wrote: