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About Serial Plugin
« on: April 27, 2017, 11:55:11 AM »
Hi people,

I was looking Mach4 configurations and I have found "Serial Plugin". What does this plugin do? Can I make a serial communication (with COM1)  to catch/send inputs and outputs?

Thanks in advance!!

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Re: About Serial Plugin
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2017, 07:40:00 PM »
Short answer, no. 

Long answer:  The serial plugin can control serial devices.  Like a VFD or a text display.  But it cannot create I/O points.  It was the first thing done to control serial devices but now that we include the luars232 library in the modules directory, it is usually preferred.  The serial plugin remains for those who started off using it.