Designer works well under Wine. I installed it under Win98, and have
been using it for a few weeks now. It will every once in awhile get the
infamous ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection error message, and then
crash. The Timer tool is particularly prone to this. The only other
problem I have found is that the tree view in the Timer tool does not
display anything. Fortunately, the chart information is all there.
Some usage notes:
For some reason,
Designer cannot be run if any other program is running under Wine. Very
strange - I have not seen this behavior in any other app.
The Window manager cannot be allowed to force the size
of the Designer window (by for example using the "save window state"
function). This will cause Designer to crash. Use a managed display.
Here is the entry in the Wine config file:
'Managed' = 'Y'
must have some true type fonts installed into the X font server, and
use it for the default Sans Serif font in Wine. A good one is tahoma
from a Windows installation. Otherwise, the pin names in PinEdit will
be messed up. This is my entry in the Wine config file:
;Read documentation/fonts before adding aliases
;See a couple of examples for russian users below
'Resolution' = 96
'Default' = '-adobe-times-'
'DefaultFixed' = 'fixed'
'DefaultSerif' = '-times new roman-'
'DefaultSansSerif' = '-microsoft-tahoma-'