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Designer

Version 8.3 of the Actel place and route software

Application Details:

Version: 8.3
License: Free to use
URL: http://www.actel.com/products/...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.12

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What works

Compile, place and route and STPL file generation using the TCL script interface and the GUI.

What does not

Saving the project (.adb) file

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Various export and compile options

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CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"Jan 08 20091.1.12Yes Yes BronzeDavid George 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"Jun 20 20081.0-rc2Yes Yes BronzeDavid George 

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HowTo / Notes

Note
[contributed by dclark@akamail.com]

Actel 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:

[AppDefaults\\designer.exe\\x11drv]
'Managed' = 'Y'
You 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:

[fonts]
;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-'

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