Having never used Wine with any sucess I was pleased with the results when I tried it with ADMS-4B. AMDS-4B installed with no trouble at all and when I started the application it came right up with no errors. The only snag I ran into was figuring out the com port. I searched google for an answer and found this
I am using a Rigblaster Plug and Play so my symbolic link is a bit different but works none the less.
"ln -s /dev/ttyUSB0 ~/.wine/dosdevices/com1"
I was able o read from and write back to the radios memory.
Side Note: for those interested - the CT-62* cable is not required, the Rigblaster PnP is adequate and supported in Linux as of (I believe) 2.6.21
Just for the record:
2.6.26-5.slh.4-sidux-686 i686 [ sidux 2007-04 - ÎˆÏÏ‰Ï‚ - kde-full - (200711210243) ]
(1) Intel Core2 T7600 @ 4096 KB cache flags( sse3 nx lm vmx ) clocked at [ 2333.000 MHz ]
(2) Intel Core2 T7600 @ 4096 KB cache flags( sse3 nx lm vmx ) clocked at [ 2333.000 MHz ]
nVidia G71 [Quadro FX 2500M] X.Org 1.4.2 [ firstname.lastname@example.org ]
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
HDD ATA Hitachi HTS54161 Size 120GB
GLX Renderer Quadro FX 2500M/PCI/SSE2
GLX Version 2.1.2 NVIDIA 173.14.12
What does not
No problems other than the com port and that was easily resolved.
What was not tested
To the best of my knowledge I tested reading and writing everything. Options, Settings, Memories, Limits, ... if there is anything I missed it is something I don't know what it would be. I will post more information as I encounter it.
* I mentioned the Rigblaster PnP previously, bear in mind that you will need the CATMINI/CBL in conjunction with the PnP. If you do not intend to use modes requiring a digital interface then the CT-62 is the less expensive option. I would have preferred to use a native Linux application, but at the time I made this purchase I had not found one. Since then I was introduced to vxu http://www.onjapan.net/ham/ but this only allows backup/restore of the radios settings.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||sidux||Sep 24 2008||1.1.0||Yes||Yes||Platinum||tim|
CHIRP is a free, open-source tool for programming your amateur radio. It supports a large number of manufacturers and models, as well as provides a way to interface with multiple data sources and formats.