2018-11-30 01:25:23 UTC
I think I found a bug with the named serial ports in windows.
I can open a named port without problem the first time but if I close it
and try to open it again it fails until I restart the image. This doesn't
happen with numeric ports. I could reproduce this bug in both Squeak5.2 and
Pharo6.1 (both using windows 8.1).
I think the problem is that SerialPort>>#primClosePortByName: calls the
"primitiveSerialPortCloseByName" but I couldn't find this primitive
anywhere in the SerialPlugin source (
So I'm guessing that the port is never properly closed.
I added the missing primitive (find attached) and recompiled the vm, and
now it seems to work. So my question is: how can I contribute this small
fix? Should I commit to the VM Maker Inbox repository?