Chalk up another vote for UE on Linux.
Even if I tried, I could not care less about whether IDM opens their code, or does a console version, or etc. Not saying that stuff doesn't matter; just saying something quick and dirty soon please IDM!
With FireFox out now, the absense of UE for Linux is actually the main thing that's keeping me from really trying to switch to Linux. I've dabbled a bit, even going so far as a successful Linux install a couple times, but I'm not giving up UE.
I've considered trying to do the Wine thing, but don't really feel up to adding that to the already pretty significant learning curve involved with switching to Linux.
I don't know if things even work this way, but I'll ask just in case:
Would it be possible to somehow package UE & Wine together to make it easier for Linux neophytes like me?
Even if there are a couple of limitations that go along with UE under Wine, if something in that direction could be done it might be a lot of bang for IDM's development buck.
Semi-relatedly, I wish IDM would set up a wiki for documentation, feedback gathering etc. Just-wiki-it
There's some debate about wiki for commercial software companies but the main point against going that route (the loss of control over what gets said) is also/already present using forums and it seems to be working outt pretty well for this user community..
Some implementation that allowed for IDM to retain the right amount of control over some or all of it could surely be accomplished pretty easily.MultiEdit's got one.
And, to flesh out the wish and maybe plant a seed, I'd suggest a site-visitor created section of such a wiki to detail getting UE under Wine going. I'm sure I'd find myself chipping in to put that together, especially if there were some UE-loving, Linux-steeped compadres that wanted to do the community support thing to help two beloved pieces of software.
Ahh,, idle Saturday morning side thoughts..
Anyhoo, chalk up another one for UE on Linux.