So can anyone else, preferably someone with a Mac and a compiler on it... :)

I have a SplashTop personal account which allows cloud access to mine via a fast compressed RDP session, if someone is so inclined I can give the login (or I could port forward 22 and give someone their own account on it).  SplashTop offers an Ubuntu client, which I've had mixed results with)

My original intent of course was to export the VM and provide the image those interested, but when I import the VM into another computer it freezes during the bootup process, so reusing the VM on another machine seems to be a no-go for now.