And with that beeing said we have a problem. We do not have the manpower in term of coders to do a rewrite on multiple platforms. So we need to focus and throw some things out. After all the old version remains to stay and maybe later we find the manpower to support them as well.
Thus starting with forked-mt-daapd would be the logical thing. But then we need to get this code at least robust enough that it works on more than one linux distribution and is not a nightmare in dependencies.
I have no idea if the author of the fork would be willing to help a bit. I for myself am no coder but test it on my platform I can and will. Right now it is just not compilable on a gentoo/VIA system for unknown reasons.