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RS232 / tty testing and simulation on Linux

( UPDATED 2022/02  - Use Docklight V2.4 and additional winetricks) Summary / TL;DR How to run Docklight on your Linux desktop without using VirtualBox/Windows ?  Use  WineHQ package and winetricks !  We successfully tested the access and use of serial ports (tty) and networking (TCP / UDP) functions, but display output is significantly slower than on VirtualBox .  For installation, use a 32-bit WINEPREFIX and  winetricks  corefonts consolas vb6run richtx32 comdlg32ocx comctl32ocx wsh57 . Experimental use only “Use at own risk” - The below description of Docklight installation and use on Linux desktop computers is for experimental use. It is currently not recommended in production environments. Limitations / Known issues -  For tty / serial ports, use Docklight V2.4 versions (e.g. the  Docklight Scripting V2.4 Preview ), not V2.3. Docklight Tap Pro and Docklight Tap 485 cannot be accessed.  In Docklight Scripting, some VBScript system commands like "InputBox" are not availab