MPLAB IDE works under Crossover
This curiosity hit me last week: while I am not very hopeful of the Wine and Crossover projects, it would be fun to see if certain program I constantly use under Bootcamp/Parallels works on the Wine layer. MPLAB IDE, the default Assembly/C way to program your Microchip PICs, is not an extremely intricate program (relative to those others Wine has bested like MS Office), but it is infinitely useful to me. So, I decided to try it.
The first install didn't work. It complained that I didn't have MS Internet Explorer. So I installed it, no prob. Then the MPLAB install went *almost* smoothly. I'd recommend others to uncheck the Programmer Drivers, and only leave the PIC Simulation option (I don't think CrossOver would relay USB streams, right?). I tested it with C code from the Pickit 1 and (Woohoo), it worked :D
I may have to change my position on CrossOver :)
CrossOver is currently under a temporary free/beta period, and can be downloaded from the Codeweavers website. The excellent MPLAB IDE is free of charge from Microchip.