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    Default support of VT100 terminals over serial

    My first post! Please be gentle.

    I am looking to replace an existing application that has old VT100 terminals connecting over a serial port. Unfortunately, I need to live with the current infrastructure.

    I am looking for recommendations on a java package that can help simplify my VT100 interactions. Something that wraps up the COM port communications, handles screen layout and accepts data from the terminal.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    Thanks.
    C.Rickey

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    Why not search for something like "Serial java"?

    Java Communications API
    Maybe this is what you want for serial communication in Java.

    The VT100 terminals are really simple to interact with so you should not
    need an package for that. However, I think you can ncurses for that (if it is bindable to the COM port),
    and I think jcurses is a Java port of ncurses, so that might do the trick.

    But why are you using a physical terminal, and not a virtual one (like Linux VT)?
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    Default Really?

    Its been 3 years since I posted my question, but thanks.
    Last edited by c.rickey; 08-07-2011 at 04:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c.rickey View Post
    Its been 3 years since I posted my question, but thanks.
    Hibernate may be a bit slow, but he's usually pretty darn accurate. I'm amazed that you came back to reply. Good show! :)
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    I'm not slow, I signed up two yours after it was posted.
    And I got some spare time so I decided to try answer some unanswered post (no matter how old, because you get an e-mail when someone replys, and it may still be useful).
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