I got no response from the author when I wrote him before. I fixed the compilation problems: One was solved by emulating the effects of this bison patch; and then there was another dinky tweak.
There are still runtime problems (most importantly, no sound) but I've got "the itch" now, and this progam will work on my computer.
I wrote the author a second time with my positive results and indicated my interest in continuing to work on it. I hope I will get a response this time.
I mean, just looking at the web page ... sooooooo much work went into that project, but then, in mid-2000, everything stopped, and there's no real clue as to why. All that effort shouldn't go to waste.
UTF-8 should be the charset for advogato, so we can use it in our diaries and articles. Zenmeyang?