I've got a modified version of ubilinux that's upgraded to debian jessie at http://www.robinkirkman.com/edison/ubilinux-jessie.zip http://www.robinkirkman.com/edison/ubilinux-jessie.zip . The normal "sudo ./flashall.sh" works fine.
In addition to being upgraded to jessie, it moves /usr onto /home/.usr/ , freeing up more space on / for other things.
Automatically fixes the bootargs_target u-boot variable, which has to be done via serial console for stock ubilinux when upgrading to jessie.
I'll put together a better website (or even one at all) about it eventually. For now I think it's worth it to post even as a bare .zip.
Basic instructions on installing and using what I'm now calling "jubilinux", which is basically just ubilinux upgraded from wheezy to jessie with a recent kernel and modules to support server-oriented activities.
This is great! I've just been wrestling with a bunch of issues with the old versions of things from ubilinux. Just about try to it out with my current system.
Is there anything you anticipate could be broken if I ported projects that ran fine on the last official ubilinux release? Is there a particular reason you remove nodejs package?