One more Terminal software for Windows

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Last Edited: Mon. Oct 16, 2017 - 05:56 PM
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You will need to provide the source code and make it open source, few people will open and run an unknown exe file!!!

 

Jim

 

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They can scan it with some antivirus software then.

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No thanks!

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As for me, it doesn't sound reasonable to plot a story about terminal, RS-232 and USART in order to spread some kind of virus among users of some particular forum. Finally, how many people are really interested in the topic?

Anyway, as I mentioned above, it was created for own need and I guess we will have new versions in some time no matter with collected opinions or with ours only. If you don't want to run an unknown exe - I can understand it, no problem.

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Well, I have been using teraterm for years (can send/display unprintable chars), though I read Brays terminal is better, because it was much better than hyperterminal.... even if it was not the best....

 

Maybe you should explain why your terminal is better than those two outstanding terminal emulation programs....

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As for teraterm, never used it (thanks, I'll look at it) and as for "Brays terminal" if I'm not mistaken that's exactly that "Terminal v1.9b" I mentioned in the 1-st message describing what I find inconvenient in it. 

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Alex_UA wrote:
as for "Brays terminal" if I'm not mistaken that's exactly that "Terminal v1.9b"  I mentioned in the 1-st message

Correct.

 


 

A terminal program is not exactly rocket science.. The unwillingness to publish such rather mundane source might well make people suspicious. Personally, I would be careful with a program no-one else has vouched for, and that is distributed as an attachment to a post on a forum (e.g. as opposed to Github or some such). Until enough useful idiots have done their job for any such software to get a positive reputation, I'm not interested..

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I mentioned in the 1-st message

Which you have now deleted.  How rude.

 

As for me, it doesn't sound reasonable to plot a story about terminal, RS-232 and USART in order to spread some kind of virus among users of some particular forum.

You've missed the point.  It is far more likely that any malware present would be the result not of your nefarious intentions, but someone else's.  What assurances can you give that your development machine is 100% free of malware?  Unless you can give compelling evidence you'll find very few here who will ever dare to run code posted by stranger who joined the forum that same day.

 

 

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joeymorin wrote:
Which you have now deleted. How rude.

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David (aka frog_jr)

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I've yet to find the perfect terminal software for Windows. Most are way too slow and can't cope with very high baud rates of USB serial ports.

 

The only one I've found that can cope with high speeds is HyperTerminal. You can copy the .exe file from Windows XP and it still works fine. The UI isn't very nice and it doesn't have the other desirable feature that Bray's app does, namely automatically releasing the port when the window loses focus.

 

For that reason I wrote my own terminal app. Sadly it belongs to my employer so I can't release it. Basically it uses the Windows command window as an interface, because the only other option for high performance is to write your own window control and I didn't have time.