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javax.comm and Windows?

Adam Wilkins

Joined: Oct 19, 2005
Posts: 24
Does anyone know if the Java Communications API works with Windows?

I am at Sun's download site for it ( and there is no mention to download for Windows.

I am trying to write an application that will auto-configure some modems connected to the serial port of laptops running Windows XP.

Thanks in advance,
Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 19357

It worked with Windows a few years ago when I wrote an application based on it. Last I heard the application was still running.

But from your link it looks like Sun has decided to stop supporting the Windows version. Or at least my internet searches don't find the obvious Windows download. But I did find an old link from Google's cache:

You can still download from a link on that page, for what it's worth.
Adam Wilkins

Joined: Oct 19, 2005
Posts: 24
Many thanks!!!
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: javax.comm and Windows?