Well, yesterday I finally took enough time to sit down and figure out Debian. Overall, I'm very impressed with how Debian is put together. I had a 1.5GB drive lying around and I was able to build a nice system. The apt-get stuff is pretty handy once you get used using it. I was up and going fairly quickly.
Whats really impressive is the ability to upgrade from potato to woody. I think that just rocks! Unfortunately, I installed 2.4.18 and installed devfs and that screwed the whole system as the fsck and the rc scripts were built to use the old device names. Oh well. I'll have to try today to see if I can get it going using the cd install.
I got this project I'm working on to build my own mp3 player and be able to do playlists. I generally get spare parts from work that people throw away. (hell someone threw away a whole Pentium 4 system..) My goal is to build a TiVO box and a mp3 player.
GNOME2: I'm still having trouble building with jhbuild. Mostly I'm having autoconf problems as it doesn't detecte xgettext with intl properly and it ends up that the Makefile does not include -lintl in it and I have to manually go and do a make LDFLAGS=-lintl. I'm going to have to figure this out somehow. I hate having to do things by hand.
I put in some nautilus bugzilla stuff in. Nautilus totally rocks but there are still some things that neeeds to be done. Well, more later I suppose.