I went through with it on my dev machine at work b/c I heard there were lots of great new things in gedit and openoffice might stop crashing (gotta love the java apps).
I updated all the components update manager told me to BEFORE I ran the upgrade. I heard there were problems if all Feisty updates were not applied, so I updated. That took about 45 minutes.
Then I ran the upgrade package – I had to delete some custom software repositories in System=>Admin=>SoftwareSources because they were no longer live and the upgrade was trying to load the Gutsy source from them…I just switched the Download From: to Main Server and unchecked the repositories giving me issues under Third Party.
After that the upgrade went smooth…I was still trying to work while doing the upgrade so it took about 2 hours to complete. I lost one text document I tried to save when the installer was doing its thang (it locked the local filesystem) but thats the only other trouble i ran into.
Rebooted and it all looked fine except for gedit. This needed to be re-customized for rails since they change a whole bunch of crap in gedit. I followed the instructions here: http://crepuscular-homunculus.blogspot.com/2007/10/gedit-for-ruby-and-everything-else-on.html
And whala everything in gedit is working…i did
sudo apt-get install gedit-plugins
to get some extra fun stuff like a color picker, bracket matcher…I think I like Gemini better b/c I can select text and then wrap it with quotes and brackets…but it does completion of “<” those guys which I hate because I use “<<” all the time to add an element to an array so Gemini makes it into “<><“…anyway, the default color scheme is a little different…actually I don’t like it but I also don’t like Darkmate style which everyone raves about…so I have to find one that works.
I also installed IE6 under Wine…I followed the instructions here: http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/page/Installation:Ubuntu
And this dude has some interesting/useful plugins for gedit also: