Hey, I was not meaning to sound "less than supportive", but installing 0.7.1 last night with the sole purpose of confirming that it can be installed on DH in order to help you, and being willing to answer your questions on that process, is a very different thing than trying to help you install 0.7.2 (with whatever changes have been incorporated) tonight.
If installing 0.7.1 is something that interests you, I can tell you that (to the degree the program "works") it is installable on Dreamhost. It is not, however, "production ready". It will have bugs, is missing functionality, and may have security issues. To the degree that playing with it is a valuable learning experience, or to the degree that it is a great "proof of concept" excercise, that might be a worthwhile experience.
I was honestly trying to warn you that this is very likely to be problematic even if you know what you are doing ( with php, the shell, and MySQL) precisely because of the "developmental" nature of the code.
If you look back at your posting history, I think you will have to admit that I, and others here, have been very supportive of you, even to the extent of working step by step through processes with you. There comes a point where you have to take a degree of this learning on yourself.
If you are going to work with MySQL, PHP, and the shell, you are going to have to do some studying. While you certainly can come to the forum after each "step" of a process, solicit help on how to accomplish that step, then repeat the process with the next step, you might find that others are more willing to help if you identify which parts of a project/process you don't understand and make every effort to get a handle on that before just asking "how do I do this".
I too am interested in the AROUNDme project, and will likely re-visit the code when they get a little further along with the development. As it is, and without the availability of the Blog, Events, and other modules that are in the demo, the project lacks the kind of functionality I would want in order to try to diddle it into being "ready for production". If I had the time to help with the development of the project, I'd jump in and help work through this stuff; unfortunately I don't have the time to devote to that process at present.
I'll continue to help you when and how I can (as I'm sure will others), but I can't always devote huge amounts of time "stepping you through" each process. I'm genuinely sorry if you do not feel that is sufficiently "supportive".