I have so far tried this on Fedora 16, Fedora 17, CentOS 6.2, and Cygwin under Windows 7 home premium.
Cygwin: won't even build. Claims it needs wfopen() which is a MSFC class which Cygwin doesn't provide. end of line - crystalspace's docs say cygwin is supported, but this seems particularly non-supported to me
All of the Linuxes: builds great. Runs and displays a white screen sometimes with some 3D artifacts, otherwise just white. Yes I'm running linux under VMWare, but VMWare is supposedly passing through the 3D acceleration, and other 3D apps in the same VM work fine (ie, vegastrike).
I get similar results using 2.0 or the latest release from SVN, except that 2.0-stable won't compile under fedora 17. I'm kind of stuck here - I've been a programmer since 1981 so I feel kind of dumb not being able to get this to work right, but I keep running into roadblock after roadblock just getting the basic stuff up and running, and after following the docs to the letter. Please advise