Have you seen googlizer? It's a launcher for the GNOME panel that does what you're talking about. mathieu
Does this mean you don't like how Norm Walsh's XSL stylesheets render bibliographies?deekayen
I'm not really a big fan of BSD as a desktop OS, but I'm pretty picky about what I will put up with on my desktop. However, I don't think that going with FreeBSD over OpenBSD will help very much with compatibility. There are way too many apps out there that folks only test on Linux. Nobody sane tests on or cares about making their stuff work on Slackware either (as evidenced by reading many bugzillas).
with Tim Perdue was extremely awesome. It's helped push me over the edge into thinking that GNOME ought to have a SF like hosting site. Hopefully GForge will remain active, and replace some of the crappy sourceforge things so that it can actually be something that I'd be willing to run for GNOME application developers.