Destinator and Mappoint in Linux/Wine
I'm trying to get GPS working for my Linux CarPC interface that I'm writing and since there are no applications available right now (except for infomap navigator, but they don't have US maps) I decided to see how well Wine would handle them.
I was shocked, but Mappoint worked almost perfectly right out of the box! There were a few minor UI glitches but all of the major mapping/routing functionality was working fine. This is promising because it means it will be probably be possible to integrate Mappoint functionality into a Linux CarPC frontend via.
The program that I really wanted to work in Linux was Destinator and unfortunately, it did not fare so well. The installer ran fine, but it crashes with an exception when you try to run their demo program. Hopefully, the DLL code works fine and its just their demo app that is crashing. I will try to write my own app using their DLL to make sure that's the case.
Has anyone else tried this? If someone is a Wine expert, please try to help me figure out how to get Destinator working... it's the last speed bump keeping me from making the transition to Linux. Thanks!