A couple of us have been talking about depiction and how we might use it in our ARES group as well as some of the special events our local radio club participates in. If you’re not familiar with depiction it allows you to bring together various data sources into a single, integrated environment. You can also share your information with other users so that everybody stays on the same page.
Depiction is a .NET application and, of course, I’m running Linux. My mission at the moment is to get the software running under Linux without having to resort to installing inside a virtual machine. Sure, I have several VMs running with various Windows versions but if I can get something running outside the VM I will. And so I’ve embarked on the journey…
I ran into my first stumbling block with the .NET 3.5 Framework. I didn’t really expect much and got just that. .NET only appears to have worked successfully on Linux using tools like winetricks up to version 2.0. I have yet to find any good stories with later versions. I decided to give DotGNU a try and that’s where I am at the moment.
So far I’ve successfully made and installed the following modules: treecc, pnet and pnetlib. I even have proof that it worked:
x:/DotGNU/pnet-0.8.0/samples$ ../engine/ilrun hello.exe