Rob Norris

Viking can be run on Unix systems via wine for testing purposes.

Currently tested with Wine 1.4.1 with Debian Unstable on a 64bit machine.

For a 64bit machine I had to install Wine via the MultiArch way:

dpkg --add-architecture i386
aptitude update
aptitude install wine-bin:i386 libwine-ldap:i386

32bit Binaries of Windows releases can be retrieved from here.

The latest versions of Viking have an executable installer that can be run directly e.g:

wine ~/Desktop/viking-

Then to run:

wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Viking/viking.exe


You should be able to ignore the Wine warning about libnss-mdns, as it can access the Internet.

I haven't tried actually accessing a GPS device via wine, but basic tracks/waypoints from GPX files and map usage seem OK.

On my machine the mouse button interaction has some seeming random behaviour:

  • Sometimes the Toolbar buttons do not respond to clicks.
  • Sometimes mouse scrolls in dialogs does not do anything.
  • Sometimes in dialogs clicking on OK/Cancel does not 'activate' the buttons - it only selects it. Using the keyboard Enter will actually activate it.

These things seem to work properly on a real Windows system.


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