New TeraTerm (freeware) version is out

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new and much improved version of the venerable TeraTerm terminal software for serial ports and IP...
http://logmett.com/forum/viewtop...

Has lots of goodies in it.

Bray's Terminal is still the easiest/best for working with a serial port only - no IP. Except Bray's will bridge a serial port to a telnet connection for remote control purposes.

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Thanks for the notice, Steve.

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And also Realterm has updated this year, in February. It will also bridge a serial port to telnet connection, plus you can route two serial ports together so that you can stick a PC between any serial port connection and monitor the data.

- Jani

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Is there a screen shot of the new Tera Term anywhere? I think I did download it once and was not too impressed, at least it would not do what I wanted to do, like having programmable buttons and function keys.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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Well here's my copy of 4.51 running (wish that page listed the differences between 4.51 and 4.59, I'd like to know whther it's worth bothering to upgrade):

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So no programmable function keys like these.

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John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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Well no on screen buttons for "keys" but it reads a keyboard.cnf file at startup which is a macro defintion file where you can do things like:
Example of user key definitions.

[User keys]
;	Ctrl + F1 key: character string
User1=1083,0,telnet myhost

;	Ctrl + F2 key: control characters
User2=1084,0,$0D$0A

;	Ctrl + F3 key: CR character with new-line code conversion (CR -> CR/CR+LF)
User3=1085,1,$0D

;	Ctrl + F4 key: Executing a macro file
User4=1086,2,test.ttl

;	Ctrl + F5 key: Executing a menu command
User5=1087,3,50110
[User keys]

(though I have to admit that I've never found a need to explore any of that and find out what the tortuous numeric codes in there really mean.

Cliff

PS One of the great things about Teraterm is that it is open source so if there were anything about it you don't like you can change it (again I've never actually found the need to do this though I have used the source to find out how some things work that weren't adequately explained in the on-line help)

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I like programmable and clickable keys. :-)

How would I have a 16 step, clickable volume control as the one above or playback function control or programmer control?

I have used the Windows terminal above for many years. I don't have to remeber which key is which, just click on it. I can prototype a control system in minutes.

But to each his/her own.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly