Now I'm anxiously waiting for the Debian maintainers to update wine to the latest version. The unstable wine lags two versions behind...
This is my personal soap box on the Internet. Depending on my mood, you'll find commentary ranging from cinema projection to XML. Plus just about anything in between that interests me, annoys me, or annoys somebody else.
wine is behaving more and more strangely. The timeouts have continued, and Internet Explorer won't work properly. It starts, but crashes when it connects to anything outside my LAN.
There are a couple of possibilities here. First of all, I've switched to an older ADSL modem/router combo because my D-Link G604T keeps on losing DSL sync every few hours and behaves erratically in between, and so I suspect that this new (well, old) hardware doesn't like IE on Debian, for some strange reason. (I mean, what's there not to like?) Second, I've upgraded Xorg to 7.something, and the something might interfere with wine. Or it could be any random C library I've upgraded recently. I'm a dist-upgrade junkie and I need my fix practically every day.
In any case, I got tired of the whole mess today and removed wine and every Windows application I've installed. Yes, folks, that includes XMetaL.