WAS: [Rxtx] Dialing the Internal Modem on the mac -> Fink Packages
mringwal at inf.ethz.ch
Fri May 20 07:10:59 MDT 2005
Hi Douglas & other Mac-users.
Despite the ' Mac-sytle' Installer Package by Dmitry, which obviously
has a lot benefits, a while
ago I was more in favour of full the automatic source compilation &
install of the Fink Project
[fink.sf.net], as it in most cases alleviates installation/setup-
trouble and is able to handle dependencies.
it also makes updates easier, as it is quite agnostic to OS versions
and other stuff.
this said, I'm happy to announce, that my rxtx-2.0.7pre2 package is
now in fink unstable.
so assuming you have fink installed, and set up to use the unstable
tree [important], getting rxtx installed
is a simple as issueing: fink selfupdate, fink install rxtx-comm
by this, also the classpathX comm.jar is compiled and installed.
to ease things, in the fink package, I've hard-coded the path from
rxtx java to the jnilib lib,
the RXTXcomm.jar is added to the default classpath and it correctly
set up javax.comm.properties.
So far, there is no rxtx-gnu package as I only did need the sun-
compatible drop in replacement.
Maybe people start using it. At least, I do recommend this for
developers. For end-users,
thats still a different story. But there you really want to have one-
for-all installer for
your final java app. Preferably beeing just one .jar file.
-- Matthias Ringwald
On 20.05.2005, at 12:38, Dr. Douglas Lyon wrote:
> ..Here is the procedure:
> Using the files in:
> RXTXcomm.jar comm.jar
> Into your class path.
> Select /dev/tty.modem
> As the dialing device.
> Now you can dial the phone, using at commands like:
> It is all very easy when you know how ;)
> - Doug
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