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Subject: Re: Winsdr under Linux
From: "Larry Cochrane" cochrane@..............
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2002 16:43:41 -0800


Thanks for the report. Have you tried WinQuake under Wine?

Larry Cochrane
Redwood City, PSN

----- Original Message -----
From: "Karl Cunningham" 
Sent: Friday, December 27, 2002 10:32 AM
Subject: Winsdr under Linux

> Hi --
> This may be old hat to some, but it's new to me and something I've wanted
> to try for a while now.  The last few days I have been running Larry
> Cochrane's Winsdr under Linux using Wine (, a system
> that allows Windows-based programs to be run under Linux.
> To move Winsdr to the Linux box, the entire winsdr directory and
> under it on the Windows machine were copied (including the daily record
> files) to a subdirectory created for the purpose on the Linux box.  After
> bit of editing of the Wine configuration file, it worked.  This machine is
> a Celeron 466 with 256MB of ram.  Wine and Winsdr are only using about
> of the CPU cycles and 3% of the RAM, so I'm sure it would work fine on a
> much less capable computer.   Screen redraw speed is comparable to the
> Pentium II 350MHz Windows NT machine it was running on before.  The
> operating system is Mandrake 9.0 Linux, and I imagine it would work under
> Redhat linux as well.
> Wine is seeing a lot of development these days, with new versions coming
> out on a daily basis.  I downloaded and installed one as of 12/23/02 for
> this test.
> If anyone is interested, I'd be happy to supply more details.  And for
> anyone who want to try, my wine configuration file is at
> .  There are probably more optimizations
> that can be made, but a least it works.
> The next challenge is to replace the serial connection between the A/D and
> Winsdr with a TCP/IP connection.  This should remove the limitation of
> serial line length and reduce ground noise since ethernet cards are
> transformer isolated whereas the serial connections are not.
> Regards, and happy new year to all.
> Karl Cunningham


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