Tnx guys, 0.7.0 installs and runs on Ubuntu 8.10 without any problems whatsoever.
Imported 14371 QSOs from VQlog (via ADIF) with only one problem - IOTA EU054 - Egadi Island - was not accepted as valid!
Now if somebody could just teach me/help me getting LoTW installed. the explanation on ARRLs homepage is beyond me and my meager knowledge.
I now have one less dependency on Windows - Hurrah!
Best 73 de OZ1PIF, Peter