[squeak-dev] Named serial port bug and how to contribute

Levente Uzonyi leves at caesar.elte.hu
Sun Dec 2 13:41:33 UTC 2018

Hi Richo,

Yes, the VMMaker Inbox is the right place for your fix.


On Thu, 29 Nov 2018, Ricardo Moran wrote:

> Hi,
> 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 (https://github.com/OpenSmalltalk/opensmalltalk-vm/blob/Cog/src/plugins/SerialPlugin/SerialPlugin.c).
> 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? 
> Thanks,
> Richo

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