It official, wine rules. After a lot of media attention for the new web 2.0 browser flock a decided to take it for a spin. As a matter of fact I am creating this thread using Flock on SuSE 11 KDE 4.1.
But not the linux download. I tried, but got discouraged by the following message after downloading, unpacking and trying it to start…
./flock-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
So I boldly took the change and just clicked on this little flag representing the Redmond (windows) version. After downloading the slightly bigger windows version a popup followed, after that a installation wizard. It suggested to make desktop and menu entry’s and it did.
This is not the fist app that I found, installs better in wine than plain linux. Have you ever tried to install mplayer without the packman repositories? I did and it took me several hours whereas installing the windows binary takes about 5 minutes. True, cutting and pasting is a bit more difficult and some fonts are not as fancy as in the Linux versions but at least wine gives me the opportunity to test some software without hours of dependency checking.
> hmm, just downloaded flock & it works no problem, i use only linux,no
> wine or windows
i also installed flock on a pure linux machine with no problems at all…i did
it so i could figure out how to help a newer to linux user in one of these suse
fora to get his/hers installed…
i really didn’t like it a lot better than firefox (flock is just a customized
FF) so deleted it, but i think the other user got hers/his installed using my
postings…perhaps you can search for that thread and get yours going without
NOT, that using wine is a bad thing…just in the flock example it is not
necessary since flock IS opensource…
DenverD (Linux Counter 282315)
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