I'm not the canonical source for slurm-drmaa, although development on the original version has slowed and there haven't been any releases since the death of the previous principal maintainer at the Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center. Since I have become a sort of partial maintainer of it over the years, I had long wanted to properly import the SVN repository from PSNC and clean up my fork in GitHub to make it easier for people to use and preserve the development history.
Your email finally compelled me to get around to it, and you should see that https://github.com/natefoo/slurm-drmaa
is in a friendlier state now. Most notably, the default (master) branch is now the updated version of slurm-drmaa, and I have posted a 1.2.0 development pre-release tarball under the releases section, meaning that it's no longer necessary to install/run the GNU autotools to generate the configure script or a source tarball for the new as-yet-unreleased version.
I have recently been in touch with the current maintainer at PSNC, and he is still planning to make a new release, so I am not going to make an "official" release at this time (it's not my project, after all), but I have tried to make it easier to use my fork in the meantime.