As it turns out, I really am Seemant Gulleen. Or more accurately Seemant G/Kulleen with a silent “G/”. So, John fixed the error I was having. Turns out it’s an off by one error in gtkhtml (poor evo just crashed because of it).
Anyway, his patch fixes it and I am back in Gnome, baby! I really missed being in Gnome. KDE was fairly quirky for me. For starters, the fonts in firefox were all big like I’m in Kindergarten or something. Konqueror was slightly less than idea for viewing some websites (like salesforce.com for example — how do you login?). Konsole didn’t highlight URL’s for you like gnome-terminal does. Someone told me to get used to the Klipboard, and maybe that would be fine, but hell, I might as well use xterm if I wanted that. Other things: kopete crashed a few times (but gaim isn’t the bees’ knees either so, we’ll call that one a tie).
Kmail I didn’t like much the behaviour where it automatically goes to the newest message when you klick a folder. Perhaps there’s a setting, who Knows. I will miss the news feed reader in kontact. That rocked, and quite honestly, shame on evolution folks for ever removing it.
And, oh yeah, my biggest gripe: now I can click on my clock in the systray and see my appointments and tasks for the day. You don’t even Know how important that is to me.
I’ve finished removing KDE from my system, and am now recompiling things like dbus without kde and qt support, because I’m done with them.
A HUGE shout out to John for this.