PPort is a simple yet handy automation program and its documented counterpart for interfacing a PC with external electronic devices. Using its two programs, a daemon and a client, it aims to control external apparatus by reading and writing through common computer ports. Using this bundle, one can successfully control any household appliance or electronic device with minimal hassle and practically no changes.
|Tags||Utilities Other/Nonlisted Topic Home Automation Documentation Desktop Environment GNOME|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: This release changes ioperm() calls to iopl() calls, to provide access to higher port ranges.
Release Notes: Sending raw data through the parallel port has been implemented. The documentation was brought up to date. Some necessary modifications to the autoconf system were made.
Release Notes: A persistent problem was fixed, the man page short option was removed, some useless code was dumped, and a bootstrapping script was added. Minor cleanups were made to the source code.
Release Notes: This release fixes some problems with the daemon checking the syslog option. The manual page was moved to section 1, and the contextual help was enhanced. Port selection was removed, since it has been implemented automatically. The strobe funtion was also removed, since it proved to be redundant.
Release Notes: Conditionals were inserted in order to break compilation in case certain required libraries are not found. The functions were generalised and the help system detailed. The documentation was updated including man pages and the howto. Most notably, pport now has experimental code for serial (RS232) ports.