I’m overjoyed, nay, ecstatic to announce the release of version 0.04 of scope, a simple snooper for RS232 traffic.

This release makes continuous mode more useful. In continuous mode, scope constantly monitors the serial lines and displays everything it finds. In earlier releases, it used to display blank lines containing nothing if nothing was seen. Now, it outputs lines containing hyphens whenever it detects a break in transmission, then waits until it sees more data. This is useful for detecting gaps between packets in half-duplex protocols.

The scope home page can be found here, and version 0.04 can be downloaded here.

Have the appropriate amount of fun!