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Wine

Although Radio Mobile was initially developed for Windows, Radio Mobile can work in a Linux environment using Wine. Specially for the use of Wine, Radio Mobile is optimized by Roger Coudé without lossing functionality.

This How-to is a best-practise on how to install Radio Mobile using Wine in a Linux environment and some aditional tricks and tips.

This How-to is intended for those already familiar with running Radio Mobile on a Windows system. Those installing Radio Mobile for the first time are advised to see the instructions for installing on a windows environment and get known to Radio Mobile first.

The installation of Radio Mobile was succesfull on UBUNTU 10.04.2 LTS and Wine 1.0.1.

This How-to is based on information publiced by:

How does Wine affect Radio Mobile operation?

Because of the differences between a complete Windos environment and Wine some functionalities in Radio Mobile are lost while using Wine.

What does work?

  • Most local operations including:
    • Generating maps from local height data
    • Plotting unit locations and predicting propagation between them
    • Generating coverage plots
  • Merging map with data from from Toporama Canada
  • Monitoring an Internet APRS feed and plotting station locations
  • TX-RX Multicast transmission
  • Auto updates of Radio Mobile

What does NOT work?

  • Retrieving data from the Internet via ftp:
    Notably:
    • SRTM files
  • Retrieving data from the internet via http and cgi scripts.
    Notably:
    • LANDSAT,
    • MAPPOINT,
    • Terraserver USA data

These problems appear to be due to the Wine version of wininet.dll behaving differently to the Windows version. Hopefully as Wine is developed, the problems will disappear.

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