Request Moving Map for X-Plane Linux

I’ve seen Twitch streamers mentioning that your Charts app is an electron (packaged Chrome) application. That’s great, because it is rather portable.

What are the reasons why you do not just build it for Linux as well?

I believe you use another software “Simlink” to get position data from the sim to that app (and/or to the cloud?).
Making cross-platform X-Plane plugins is rather trivial (see for example FlyWithLua/cmake.yml at master · X-Friese/FlyWithLua · GitHub) and since you are already supporting MacOS your devs know how to build “fat” plugins already!

What is holding you back to bring your Moving Map solution to X-Plane on Linux?

I am currently on the “FMS Yearly” plan. Having all charts in one place is enticing. But having them as a moving map would be a clear reason to make the switch to “Ultimate”.

I second this. I recently started being interested in X-Plane on Linux for the obvious advantages, but not having SimLink is a real bummer. If the API would allow it someone could even do it for free.

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I agree with flightvision and bogdanc2011. Including the Linux platform for Simlink and Charts is important. X-Plane 12 can be used on Linux, why not extend Simlink and Charts to Linux?

These posts were generated nearly 2 months ago. Can Navigraph respond to them.
Please advise!

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Hi Team,

Our position on Linux support for SImlink is the same as explained at SimLink for Linux - #2 by Ian

We regularly monitor customer numbers and shall review if Linux customer numbers justify the development and support costs.

Compliments of the Season.


Hey Ian,

How are you guys measuring how many Linux customers there are? I do sometimes use X-Plane on Linux, but it’s rare because of no simlink. I can’t really think of any way you would know if I was using Linux, though… especially if I’m not using anything Navigraph related on there.


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Hi Dustin,

We review Linux customer numbers in the wider mainstream operating system space. At this stage we don’t feel the likely Linux subscription numbers justify the support and development investment. We note your desire for this support and will continue to consider it as an option for the future.


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