Thank you for the answer TinWhisker. I've used the .deb package to install Wine (on Ubuntu), so I'd expect it to installed properly. But I try to look into that and the .Net runtimes.
I had not heard about Mono before, but it sounds very interesting. That would be quite great if it would be possible to run PicoScope 6 natively. Do you think that it's possible? My error message for Mono was:
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tony@tony-desktop:~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Pico Technology/PicoScope6$ mono PicoScope.exe
** (PicoScope.exe:2075): WARNING **: The following assembly referenced from /home/tony/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Pico Technology/PicoScope6/PicoScope.exe could not be loaded:
Assembly: PicoScopeApp (assemblyref_index=1)
Public Key: d07fd3de7c3ccbb2
The assembly was not found in the Global Assembly Cache, a path listed in the MONO_PATH environment variable, or in the location of the executing assembly (/home/tony/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Pico Technology/PicoScope6/).
** (PicoScope.exe:2075): WARNING **: Could not load file or assembly 'PicoScopeApp, Version=126.96.36.199, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=d07fd3de7c3ccbb2' or one of its dependencies.
** (PicoScope.exe:2075): WARNING **: Missing method AppMain in assembly /home/tony/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Pico Technology/PicoScope6/PicoScope.exe, type PicoScope.PicoApp
Unhandled Exception: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'PicoScopeApp, Version=188.8.131.52, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=d07fd3de7c3ccbb2' or one of its dependencies.
File name: 'PicoScopeApp, Version=184.108.40.206, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=d07fd3de7c3ccbb2'
Does that make any sense?
Let's hope that some Mono expert on this forum gets interested and does his magic. Maybe be the developer team of PicoLabs could also help on this?
I think professionals would be very interested in this. At least on my work place, the main reason people are still using analog devices is that they don't want to use windows. Or don't have access to. Of course they could use something like Matlab to process the data, but still, a user friendly software is something they'd like to have.