Application Details:

Version: 6.15.x
License: Free to use
Votes: 8
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.2

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What works

Everything that I've used so far. Open/Save Send & Receive from GPS Track Join Track Split

What does not

Haven't found anything that does NOT work. Track selection is flaky, as you have to select on the track color block. Checking a track properties forces you to name the track, even though it is already named. Annoyances, but not non-functional.


What was not tested

Anything not listed in the What Works section

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Additional Comments

To get Gold Rating - MapSource Version 6.15.11 DO NOT install gdiplus native from winetricks. (it was needed with earlier versions of Wine, now it appears to actually break it) DO install vcrun2005 from winetricks in order to Install. ln -s /dev/ttyUSB0 ./.wine/dosdevices/com1 modprobe garmin_gps (remove it from /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf)

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 09 20101.3.2Yes Yes GoldFelipe Cota 
ShowFedora 13 x86_64Jul 31 20101.2Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 15 20101.1.40Yes Yes GoldTed Garrison 
ShowFedora 12 x86_64Mar 25 20101.1.38N/A Yes Silverpcfe 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 09 20101.1.38Yes Yes GoldTed Garrison 

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HowTo / Notes


This will be added to as needed. Let me know if you have any info that should be in here.

To get 6.15.11 to work in Unbuntu 9.10:

1) Make sure your Wine is up-to-date (1.1.40 is latest known to work)

2) Get Winetricks

3) Run Winetricks

      sh winetricks vcrun2005

4) If you've had a version of MapSource running previously and had to install gdiplus, you now need to disable it.

Open winecfg, go to the libraries tab, select gdiplus and remove.

5) Run the MapSource 6.15.11 installer.

6) Edit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and add a # to comment out the following line:

       blacklist garmin_gps

   so that it appears like this:

      #blacklist garmin_gps

7) Load the garmin_gps module:

    modprobe garmin_gps

8) Create a symlink so that Mapsource can find your gps:

      ln -s /dev/ttyUSB0 ./.wine/dosdevices/com1

9) Run MapSource and enjoy.

Native GDIPLUS that was generally needed to get MapSource working with versions of Wine prior to 1.1.40 no longer works. Switch to using the builtin GDIPLUS as of 1.1.40. It appears to work well now. Cheers to the Wine team.