[Coco] linux and java libs and drivewire4 wasRe: My CoCo fully back up!

Christopher Hawks chawks at dls.net
Sun Oct 23 22:13:14 EDT 2011

Aaron Wolfe said the following on 10/23/2011 08:05 PM:
> On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 8:57 PM, Willard Goosey<goosey at virgo.sdc.org>  wrote:
>> On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 08:20:15PM -0400, Aaron Wolfe wrote:
>>> To use DriveWire on Linux, you must install the RXTX serial libraries.
>>>   These are available via your package manager on all the major Linux
>>> distros, and in source form if your distro of choice doesn't have them
>>> for you.  Since the RXTX libs are usually part of a Linux distro, I
>>> thought it was best not to include them in the DW4 distribution
>>> (Windows and OSX libs come included in their respective packages,
>>> which is why they require no set up at all).
>> Yeah, those are the ones I'm missing.
>>> There are example commands for Debian, Ubuntu and Fedora provided in
>>> the documentation:
>>> https://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/drivewireserver/index.php?title=Installation
>>> With any luck, you're only a single command away from making DW4 work fine.
>> <sigh>No one gives Slackware any respect anymore.<grumble>maybe
>> because its missing half the libs needed to make a usuable box these days.
> The Arduino project also uses the RXTX libraries, and they do have
> instructions for Slackware (and a few more distros that I didn't
> research specifically for DW4):
> http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Learning/Linux
> Obviously you don't need the whole Arduino development environment,
> but perhaps those instructions can save you some time or provide hints
> to pull out just the RXTX portion.
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Christopher R. Hawks
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