PuTTY wish serial-backend

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summary: Back end that talks to a serial port instead of a network
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: tricky: Needs many tuits.
priority: medium: This should be fixed one day.
fixed-in: 2006-08-29 r6815 (0.59) (0.60)

Extra back end to connect to a serial port instead of a Telnet or SSH connection.

Need to think about how this fits into our UI - unlike every other backend so far, serial connections have neither hostname nor port, and other connections don't have stop bits and guff like that.

TuTTY has a serial backend patch.

See also design discussion in `win-command-prompt'.

Workaround: you could use third-party software to turn the serial connection into a telnet connection. Some possibilities include:

SGT, 2006-08-28: I believe this is basically there now.

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2007-01-25 18:11:06 +0000)