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Gizmo is now Linux Compatible.

Gizmo has been compiled and tested on Ubuntu 10.10

Expect a linux release of Gizmo tommorow. 2010.11.22 along with a release of updates for Mac and Windows.

Gizmo now works on all three operating systems and will provide cross platform scripting ease as of tomorrow.

Here's a screen shot to keep you happy:


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  • 3 weeks later...

ldd lin.xpl

linux-gate.so.1 =>  (0xb77f4000)
libalut.so.0 => /usr/lib/libalut.so.0 (0xb7550000)
libcurl.so.4 => /usr/lib/libcurl.so.4 (0xb74fd000)
libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6 (0xb7411000)
libm.so.6 => /lib/libm.so.6 (0xb73eb000)
libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/libgcc_s.so.1 (0xb73cf000)
libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0xb7271000)
libopenal.so.1 => /usr/lib/libopenal.so.1 (0xb7224000)
libpthread.so.0 => /lib/libpthread.so.0 (0xb720a000)
libidn.so.11 => /usr/lib/libidn.so.11 (0xb71d7000)
liblber-2.4.so.2 => /usr/lib/liblber-2.4.so.2 (0xb71ca000)
libldap_r-2.4.so.2 => /usr/lib/libldap_r-2.4.so.2 (0xb7184000)
librt.so.1 => /lib/librt.so.1 (0xb717b000)
libgssapi_krb5.so.2 => /usr/lib/libgssapi_krb5.so.2 (0xb714c000)
libssl.so.0.9.8 => /lib/libssl.so.0.9.8 (0xb7102000)
libcrypto.so.0.9.8 => /lib/libcrypto.so.0.9.8 (0xb6fb3000)
libz.so.1 => /lib/libz.so.1 (0xb6f9e000)
/lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0xb77f5000)
libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0xb6f9a000)
libresolv.so.2 => /lib/libresolv.so.2 (0xb6f86000)
libsasl2.so.2 => /usr/lib/libsasl2.so.2 (0xb6f6e000)
libgnutls.so.26 => /usr/lib/libgnutls.so.26 (0xb6ed2000)
libkrb5.so.3 => /usr/lib/libkrb5.so.3 (0xb6e24000)
libk5crypto.so.3 => /usr/lib/libk5crypto.so.3 (0xb6e00000)
libcom_err.so.2 => /lib/libcom_err.so.2 (0xb6dfc000)
libkrb5support.so.0 => /usr/lib/libkrb5support.so.0 (0xb6df4000)
libkeyutils.so.1 => /lib/libkeyutils.so.1 (0xb6def000)
libtasn1.so.3 => /usr/lib/libtasn1.so.3 (0xb6dde000)
libgcrypt.so.11 => /lib/libgcrypt.so.11 (0xb6d6a000)
libgpg-error.so.0 => /lib/libgpg-error.so.0 (0xb6d65000)

I will try and work with you to create a list of Ubuntu package names to install, for now this is the best I can offer.

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Has anyone had success getting Gizmo to work in Linux yet or do you need a package list?

I don't want to spend 1 second longer in Ubuntu's horrible window manager than I have to.

(Seriously, 2 pixel window handles is stupidly irritating.)

Feedback for this release is essential guys. If you don't bother telling me if you have it working or not I won't bother porting it again.


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It's working on amd64 Gentoo with no problems.


(use alt+right mice button to move windows - I think Gnome has it by default - no need to catch window's border - it works everywhere within each window.)

Kind regards,


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:-[ Sorry for my very late answer... forgot this. I just installed missing lib32 libraries, no more errors with ldd, but I found this in my X-Plane/Log.txt file:

dlerror:/home/mdmax/Applications/X-Plane/Resources/plugins/Gizmo.plugin/lin.xpl: undefined symbol: luagl_get_enum

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Hello Ben,

I have a question about Linux support with Gizmo.  Two of the recent releases using Gizmo (the T-28 and the Q-400) do not work with Linux.  If Gizmo is Linux compatible, why do these new aircraft not work with Linux?  Is this a choice made by the developers?  I asked this question on the T-28 forum and was told there was no way to make the aircraft Linux compatible and that it was a Gizmo issue.  I'm a bit concerned because x-plane runs 30% to 50% better in Linux then windows so I prefer to use Linux but Gizmo seems to be the wave of the future for x-plane development.  Thanks.

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The source code for Gizmo is Linux compatible.

In about February of this year I had a hard drive failure.

I lost some files that "built" the Linux version of Gizmo.plugin (specifically the "Makefile")

I also lost my install of Ubuntu on my Mac.

What I'm left with is a Linux machine running Ubuntu that has no GL support, so it can't load X-Plane.

This means that when I build a Linux version of Gizmo.plugin here, now, I have to wait hours, sometimes days, to see if it worked.

The solution is monetary.

If I had more - I could afford to buy a Linux box and take the time out to download the files and install and configure Ubuntu.

(I'm on 3G internet, at $50 / 3-gigs...)

Hopefully in the future I will have the spare time and resources to produce a Linux plugin.

When that day arrives any product using Gizmo should "become compatible".

Right now a Linux plugin is literally the very last item on my list of things to do, below watching bad TV to unwind.

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At this time there is no Gizmo release for Linux.

One or two people made an attempt to compile the source code; by asking me what to change in the Makefile... If I knew, the Makefile wouldn't be broken! :huh:

I was one going to ask, than I just had a second thought....

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