Sio serial module install problem with ActiveState

Conrad zneptune321 at zexcite.zcom
Tue Jul 15 04:54:20 CEST 2003


Years ago, Nostradamus predicted that on Mon, 14 Jul 2003 19:33:23 -0400,
Peter Hansen would write, saying:

> Conrad wrote:
>> 
>> Greetings,
>> 
>> I have a need to print from Win98SE to a little
>> serial label printer provided by United Parcel, so
>> based on Mark Hammond's recommendation in
>> 'Programming on Win32' I decided to try the Sio
>> module at http://starship.python.net/crew/roger/
>> 
>> My problem:
> 
> Solution to problem (of a sort): don't use SIO module,
> which relies on a third-party external DLL.  Instead,
> use http://pyserial.sourceforge.net/ or, if that doesn't work use 
> http://balder.prohosting.com/ibarona/en/python/uspp/uspp_en.html
> 
> -Peter

Thanks, Peter -

I'll give them a shot tomorrow. USPP made me a little
nervous, because frankly, it looks like it died a year
and a half ago, with outstanding Linux bugs (eventually,
my project will migrate to Linux), and a very conservative
0.1 version label, and pyserial seemed from it's docs 
to require jython - which means pulling in a whole slew 
of third-party DLLs for Java. I'll give USPP a try first, 
because it's closest in spirit to what I want in terms of 
cross-compatibility and lack of dependencies - and after 
reflection, the fact that it hasn't changed in a while 
may just indicate the fact that RS-232 hardware has been 
much more static lately than, say, video hardware.

Thanks again,

Conrad







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