So, okay, I didn’t stop at bumping KDE 3.5.6 and now waiting to get it built so that is all okay, as there was a new ALSA release too (now committed too).
Now I’m rebuilding the MacBook with ~amd64 keywording, as my packages.keywords was getting way too long, and I wasn’t able to get hald to start at boot (continued telling me that hald couldn’t be started because dbus didn’t start, but dbus did start, so I’m not sure what was going on).
Hopefully after that is done and KDE is fine too, I will be able to get back to my break, watch another DVD, try to write a new article or two, and resume my work on Rust that has since stopped to make room for KDE bump.
By the way, now KDE seems to use the same balloon-type characters for Password as Windows XP. I’m not sure if I like that or not.