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The Demo of the Java SerialPort class provides a very simple terminal program that allows you to access serial ports on your computer with the following restrictions. These restrictions do not exist in the actual product.

  • The port parameters are fixed to: 9600 bps, No parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit.
  • No flow control.
  • Only values of 0-127 will be returned.
  • Windows95/98/Me/NT/2K/XP (SerialPort works on Windows 8, 7, Vista, 2003, but the demo does not)
    • Java Developer Kit 1.0.2 (Symantec Café 1.51, and Visual Café 1.0 use this)
    • Microsoft J++ and MSJDK1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.1
    • JDK1.1.x
    • JDK1.2.x
    • JDK1.3.x
    • JDK1.4.x
  • OS/2
    • JDK for OS/2 version 1.1.x
  • Macintosh PowerPC OS9
    • Metrowerks Java 1.1.3
    • Apple MRJ 2.0
  • Solaris Sparc
    • ...



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