Well, for one thing, the nibs files need to be converted to gmodel (apparently),
and that can only be done on a mac.http://freshmeat.net/projects/nib2gmodel/
I just sent my shiny new MacBook off to school with my daughter, who is not a techie, so I won't ask her to do it.
Even then, whatever I do on linux, I would want to test out on Mac, so what I have here is a sub-optimal developemnt environment
I see what you mean about the licensing as well, it just doesn't appear anywhere in the code or anywhere on sf.net. I presume that legally puts it in the public domain, strictly speaking. True, his intentions to OSS it are clear by his fb posting and the fact that he put it up on sf, but which license? And what about fcm, or isn't that actually used?
In any case, I'll pick away at it. I actually have less warning messages than you! Of course, that's because I run into some errors that you don't, but about half the code actually compiles.
I'll take whatever patches you have that make warning messages go away, but I have bigger problems anyway, so no hurry.