supporting more than ttyS*
okash.khawaja at gmail.com
Mon Jun 5 01:11:13 EDT 2017
> On 4 Jun 2017, at 23:47, Gregory Nowak <greg at gregn.net> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 04, 2017 at 10:37:17AM +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
>> Tom Fowle, on sam. 03 juin 2017 23:22:41 -0700, wrote:
>>> Since many parallel ports are not bidirectional, it might be hard or
>>> impossible to support indexing on a parallel port.
> That did occur to me as well. The blazer manual doesn't mention
> anywhere that a ieee1284 cable is required. I have in fact used it
> under a windows screen reader using a standard non-bidirectional cable
> without issues. If a synthesizer supports indexing, would speakup
> enable it when using a serial port, and disable it when using a
> parallel port,
Yes, that should be possible. Haven't looked at code but can't see why we can't disable it on parallel port.
On a general note, I don't know much about parallel port programming yet, so there still might be issues unaddressed in the first pass. Of course we can come back to them in subsequent patches.
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