RMS Express 1.5 broken on Linux

Looks like RMS Express 1.5 is broken on Linux when following my previous posting.

I suspect it may be an issue with the .NET libraries, I’ll keep looking for a solution.

To revert back to 1.4.4:

Run “Uninstall Wine Programs” from your Wine folder on your menu.

Select RMS Express and Uninstall.

Unzip Winlink Express Install 1-4-4 and double click the installer.

Install with defaults.

Winlink Express Install 1-4-2.zip
Winlink Express Install 1-4-3.zip
Winlink Express Install 1-4-4.zip

12 thoughts on “RMS Express 1.5 broken on Linux”

  1. Thanks for the post, glad it wasnt just me that had trouble when updating. Do you know if the uninstall will wipe the local personal mail folders or will that personal data be retained with the reinstall?

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  2. I’ve tried your Winlink Express install procedures on LinuxMint 18 and met with failures.
    Any clues or helpful hints?

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    1. Others have reported issues with Mint 18 and Ubuntu 16. You’d have to downgrade to Mint 17.3.

      ARDOP is looking as a promising replacement.

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  3. Started with a fresh install of 32-bit Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon onto a USB drive, followed your great instructions uWinlink Express Install 1-4-4.zipsing the Winlink Express Install 1-4-4.zip as you suggested and it works like a champ. The oWinlink Express Install 1-4-4.zipnly bump in the road was adding the various groups to my linux user. Had to do that through the GUI using Settings, Administration, Users and Groups, selecting my user, clicking on the group list on the right side of the frame and then hitting the check boxes for the necessary groups. The 1.4.4 version of Winlink doesn’t support my KX3, but that’s a small price to pay for finally being Windows-free. Thanks for your great instructions.

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  4. Let’s try that post again. Something strange was going on with unexpected text additions.

    Started with a fresh install of 32-bit Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon onto a USB drive. Followed your great instructions using Winlink version 1.4.4 and it works like a champ. The only bump in the road was adding the various groups to my linux user. Had to do that through the GUI using Settings, Administration, Users and Groups, selecting my user, clicking on the group list on the right side of the frame and then clicking on the check boxes for the necessary groups. The 1.4.4 version of Winlink doesn’t support my KX3, but that’s a small price to pay for finally being Windows-free. Thanks for your great instructions.

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  5. Both RMS Express 1.4.4.0 and the latest 1.5.* versions “run” under Fedora 25/26. Connection to CMS via telnet session seems to work flawlessly. BUT, the messages disappear after download! Nothing seems to be stored in the inbox. Also, creating a message works fine until the “post to outbox” step. At that point the program does nothing when the post to outbox or save to draft buttons are clicked. When closing the new message window the program warns that the message hasn’t been posted. When trying to view the logs via the progam “log” menu option, nothing is displayed for any of the available logs selected and instead a blank dialog box is displayed with an “OK” button.

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  6. I got the latest version (1.5.11.3) running on both Linux Mint and Mac OSX using Crossover to install DotNET3.5sp1 and then 4.5sp1 — which winetricks kept choking on. Once those were associated with my wine bottle, the latest Winlink Express is just fine

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  7. Hello, This is my third attempt at posting here and admit I am a newbie to WordPress, so apologies if this gets posted multiple times. I am in the process of installing Winlink (RMS Express) on a Linux box and running it under Wine. I have it up and running for the most part, at least I can send and receive messages both via Telnet and packet radio. However I am getting a number of exceptions, in the RMS Express Exceptions log files and wonder if a kind guru might be able to shed some light on these –

    (this type of exception happens for every form/template I try to open)
    2018/12/28 01:15:24 [1.5.17.0] Error processing form C:\RMS Express\WA7PXW\Temp\Damage_Assessment_Initial.html: Call not implemented

    2018/12/28 04:46:24 [1.5.17.0] [PacketHost.OpenSerialPort] The PortName cannot be empty.
    Parameter name: PortName

    2018/12/28 04:46:24 [1.5.17.0] [PacketSession.PacketSession_Activated] Initialization of Kantronics failed

    2018/12/28 05:10:49 [1.5.17.0] [InitializeLocalIPAddresses] Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

    As for the standard questions always asked, answers follows –
    – What operating system are you running on the computer?
    Linux – OpenSuSE Leap 42.3

    – What Winlink product are you having issues with?
    Winlink Express 1.5.17.0

    – Modem make model.
    Kantronix KAM XL

    – How are you connected to the modem? Serial using direct cable or USB adapter?. Bluetooth?
    Serial RS232 direct cable

    Thanks in advance and any help tracking down the causes and resolving these exceptions will be much appreciated!

    Also, is it possible for a professional software engineer, like myself, to get involved with the development and testing of the RMS Express software? I would be happy to share my resume. I think I read somewhere RMS Express was developed using Visual Studio? If so I have that toolset. Is the source code available and/or open source?

    73’s Marc WA7PXW

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