EDIT: A number of the Unity Linux developers have added comments. I forgot a few things, and there are some great additions. Be sure to read the comments for a more full picture of what's been going on!
Due to an interesting bug with fdupes (again, something I should write on) I splatted some of my system. While it's trivial to restore stuff because I do proper regular backups, I decided to install the updated rc1 (Release Candidate 1) of Unity Linux.
Some people can plan long-term. Some people can make a daily to do list. I can do this too, but only for everyday things.
2014-08-02 - This is totally obsolete
Tested 2010-01-01 on Unity Linux 64bit-beta1, updated 2009-12-28.
See also Claws Mail 2010-01-01 test
64bit Linux finally happened for me.
There were a few stumbling blocks, most of which involved the general hesitation I had with stepping away from so much software I was relying on. But now that I've seen how trivial recompiling is, and most especially because Macromedia Adobe Flash has an alpha out for Linux.
Yeah, an alpha. But I couldn't tell. Way back when, there were 32bit betas which were horrific.
Why have I been so quiet here? I've been hard at work reviewing the 150+ issues which have already been placed in the issue tracker.
Well, I got schooled with all kinds of bootloader and install issues I was having with Unity Linux 0.99-alpha2.
Boy did I get into trouble. I took three pages of notes before I finally managed to scrap 0.99-alpha2 and get 0.99-alpha1 working again.
It's mostly a problem of my lack of understanding too. I'll need to take another pass at the whole affair after reading some advice I got. I know how I'll do things differently next time.
I hope to get into it later this week, although docs are a higher priority at this point since I've left things on auto-pilot for a while.. i.e. nobody was doing anything.