Bah! Debian unstable is living up to its name for me. Following whatever my most recent updates are, Evolution is refusing to run, just crashes on startup, and after downloading the tonne of DEBs that is KDE, it generates a crash when starting, then gives me a neat-o blank screen with a pointer. Maybe having Gnome and KDE on the one machine is a bad idea — certainly for anyone not owning a 100G hard disk.
With Evolution refusing to play, and me using Firebird as a browser, maybe it’s time to download Thunderbird as well, and try using that for a mailer. It’s just that I’m getting really fed up with the “training period” required by each new mailer. I want my programs to all share a common set of configuration options, and I want them all to use ACAP (rfc2244)!