See the release notes for more details about the new threading model.
Version 1.3.2 has been released with Debian packages 1.3.2-1 for i386 and AMD64.
New release with improved portability and "brief" option to reduce clutter in the output.
I now consider newsstar to be stable so I've upgraded the version number to 1.0 and released a Debian package. The .deb should work on Woody (3.0 stable) and upwards.