I’ve had good luck with gnome so far. imwheel takes care of nautilus, and here are some notes for the record:
- nautilus audio previews need sox compiled with mad for mp3 support (the ‘mad’ USE flag on Gentoo
- gnome’s recommendation to use mail-notification wasn’t the best, imho – gnubiff is much better. And for the record, for maildir support with gnubiff, select “file or folder”, and leave the trailing slash on your maildir directory (not the ‘cur’ folder).
- tomboy is awesome, and is worth the mono dependency. It’s much easier to coherently take notes when you can easily interconnect them Wiki-style (even though I normally detest wikis.)
- It may be worth keeping fvwm as a window manager with gnome rather than metacity, for the customizability of keyboard and mouse actions… I could dump the fancier modules and get back some of the shortcuts I’m used to. The downside is that my metacity theme is purty…