...seems to be working for me. Snooped around the forums and can't tell if this is "old news" or not, but I'm pretty excited, as I can finally use an editor that I "know" at home again. Even the historically problematic "tools -> customize" dialog works, at least for what I've tried so far.
I'm using Slackware 13.37-current with KDE 4.8.1 and Wine 1.5.1, all pretty much updated from either Slackware current and/or Alien Bob's updated packages.
Might have a reason to upgrade MEL now....