>I just started writing a CNC package in Python for the SimpleStep controller
>board. This controller board receives commands through the serial port. I
>managed this with Mark Hammond's Win extensions for Python, but I consider
>not to continue this way because I'ld like my programs to be portable. As
>Python doesn't support native serial IO support, I looked at Jython. As far
>as I could see, the Jython distribution doesn't include the javax.comm API
>which I found at java.sun.com. So my question is: How can I get the
>javax.comm API working with Jython?
Normally, if you can call something from Java you can call it from Jython.
Just put it on the class path (like classes.zip for java.lang.*)
for the jython interpreter and then use the following in a jython program:
from javax.comm import *