The information on this page is available in English only, and was kindly provided by some pioneers. Please note that I do not know Linux at all (The only thing I know about it is that it is an unix style operating system ...).
I've got three descriptions of how to install MLCad to run under Linux, in case of questions please contact the people who wrote the descriptions!
Working Linux system with X11+windowmanager installed (I use KDE only, but any windowmanager should work)
Also check http://www.winehq.org for other requirements wine itself has (gcc etc etc) I chose to work with the Wine source instead of a binary for better compatibility and performance on my system. YMMV ;)
Download the latest source release (full tar.gz file) of Wine from http://www.winehq.org
Follow the Wine documentation for installation.
You should now have a C folder in your $HOME directory, with in it at least "Program Files" and "Windows" as subfolders (looks familiar right? :D )
Download the Linux version of the parts database from LDRAW.ORG
Unzip the parts package and put it in /$HOME/c/Program Files/ldraw
Make an mlcad subdirectory in /$HOME/c/Program Files/ldraw
Unzip MLCAD package to /$HOME/c/Program Files/ldraw/mlcad
Now while in X11 open a console, go to /$HOME/c/Program Files/ldraw/mlcad and start the program with 'wine mlcad.exe'
Just install wine, then use it to install winzip.
Use wine to unpack the ldraw parts.
Run winzip under wine to unzip mlcad run mlcad under wine : )
There are some functions that don't work even with the latest version of Wine, but they're few and far between. One oddity I've noticed : I have to run MLCAD under wine as root. I get a lot of errors and winedebug goes nuts if I run it as a regular user.
On my redhat 7.2, all I did was (Wine already installed)
- download mlcad.
- download the dats
- unzip dats
- unzip mlcad
- run "wine MLCAD.EXE"
Dan did not notice any problems as regular user.