There was an update of tpserver to 0.5, which is a big update and includes the Reach For the Stars ruleset. RFTS offers a more substantial ruleset for thousand parsec and is based on the actual game. Sadly, I missed out on playing this game before, but no more! I wonder if there will be a MOO or Spaceward Ho! ruleset too. :)
I was trying to compile the server on my system, when I started to get errors all over the place. Then I went back to try compiling 0.4.1 and failed too, so I knew I had probably had some issues with my system configuration.
Later while chatting with the devs, I found that the cause was due to me running gcc 4.3 while the devs were using 4.2.3. With the handy porting guide, I compiled the server successfully but found that all I needed to do was to add some #include statements. If only all my problems would be this easy.