I’ll chime in to point out that the new nightlies are very stable. I run 1463 on Ubuntu and have not had much trouble with it. Sure there are some glitches (with 1463 one glitch is a problem with the static playlist part of the Web interfacr), but for the most part it works great. So great in fact, that I have not bothered to update to the newest version, which I believe has fixed that playlist glitch.
If you can be a little bit flexible and are willing to play around with config files and whatnot, even noobie like me can make it work very consistently.