Hows the development going? I just had a brief look at github and seem to be some movement for non existing users?
The base install is easy and you are up and running quickly (if you are running linux). Python 2.7 should be used (installed on all linux systems). Fairly simple to get started. Git clone the repository, start the service (by using the service script or simple "python default.py"). Then navigate to localhost:9988, go into settings and assign a username/password for the web ui sign-in, specify a log path (if desired), change passthrough to enable (highly recommended!). Click save, click reload. "Enroll account" -- pretty straightforward, follow the prompts. Once enrolled, you can try to playback something via the web ui to validate it works (if you enable passthrough then if you try to playback a MKV file, it will download it rather then play it). Create a scheduled task to scrape your media to a folder(s) location on the server. Enroll the folder(s) in the media library in Emby. Viola. Fini.
It works on Windows too, but I don't provide EXE files. Also, on some Windows installs, forking may pose an issue, so you may need to run the scheduler as a separate process (pytthon scheduler.py).
The more advanced options like utilizing Google Transcode in place of emby server transcoding are a bit more complicated to set up.