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Saturday, 19 July 2014

GSAK on Linux

Wouldn't it be nice, I thought, if there was a version of GSAK that works with Linux. Then I thought about Wine, which gives you something not completely unlike Windows, working in Linux, and I tried it.

It's a bit umpty. It sort of works, but things crash at unanticipated moments, and geocaching.com access doesn't seem to work at all. But it works, kind of. And maybe I can get gc access to work.

So I can use my Windows machine for doing the geocaching.com access - that tends to take a long time. Then I can backup the database, restore it on the Linux box, and then make the necessary export of a GPX file from there. The file export is *much* faster from my Linux machine,  which is at least partly because it's a much faster machine with a lot more memory.

I've also started dabbling in GSAK macros.

3 comments:

  1. I tried running GSAK via Wine (also tried Crossover) on a Mac & encountered the same issues with GC access. The problem is that GSAK uses IE to talk to GC and "as any fule no" IE is native to Windows.

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  2. That's why I paid £50 for a nice Asus EE PC.
    Why try to fight the obvious.

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    1. I was only doing it for the geek factor. Didn't need to do it. :)

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