Okay then. It's settled, I'm goin' multi-lib.
I thought I could just hold off until all the trees had new leaves on them, but alas, I could not.
There were so many great points made, pls forgive if I don't take the time to single everyone out.
In summary, however, I had originally installed skype from the sbo w/o bothering to look and make sure that there was an x86_64 version.
Kinda funny actually. There it was all nice and shiney in my xfce menu and hm... 'how long is this gonna take?' - and then ps didn't show anything. Uh oh.. yup. 32 bit only.
I scratched my head at first, coz Skype said one thing but you live, you learn, and then you learn to trust what the packagers have to say at SlackBuilds.org
On the other hand. I wanted the new beta of NetBeans 7 so badly that I just tried compiling it by hand and it worked, even though the SBo page said it wouldn't fly.
Now, I haven't seen those wine pages in prolly ten years - right after they started that 'ambassador' thing as I recall.
The goal was to document winapps and their stability, and improve upon it.
The last time I actually used wine, it was very buggy, as I mentioned earlier. It only 'just' attempted to run win16 apps back then, WABI did work, but I was actually more concerned with things that DOSEMU could handle - which was, in retrospect, quite a lot - including most of wYNdOZE (in standard mode).
ah, yeah, now I'm recalling having done what looking back seems like crazy things involving goodies such as CSLIP, PLIP, minicom, and kermit - okay it's definitely time to head to bed and get some sleep before I remember that Autocad version 1.x ran off of 5.25" floppies or that I needed a whole 384K to get Lotus 123 off the ground.
Dang. I'm so tired right now that I'll bet I could even still read punch cards like a novel if I chugged half a bottle of Jim Beam Rye.
OH, and my fav card reader - I knew just how high I could stack that sucker without it shredding my programs.....
multi-lib it is
I'll need to tweak my .../slackpkg/blacklist file to be safe, which I'll begin in the morning.
Good Night all