The precompile is simply four files, including an executable, which can be moved to the area directory of smaugFUSS 1.9 to avoid compiling altogether. I tried it after failing with Cygwin to compile at all. Of course, ultimately I will need to compile to make any real changes so it's nice for someone more focused on building and general admin like myself, but not a good long term solution.
I actually have a seperate copy of SMAUGFUSS I've been trying to get simply running. I've put years of work into it but my coder's got a case of the RL happening. When I compile that, I only get the following error:
act_info.c: In function 'void do_time(CHAR_DATA*, char*)':
act_info.c2162: error: 'struct tm' has no member named 'tm_zone'
make: *** [o/act_info.o] Error 1
make: *** [all] Error 2
... followed, of course, by no executable. I think I'd give an arm and a leg to get that up and running, but I simply lack the programming expertise.