sudo make install
of versions 1.4.0rc2 run without errors on ubuntu 18.04.
Compile source also does fine (I'd say it's a bit too fast).
After installing with any of those methods, AMC opens, and says:
The package auto-multiple-choice-common is installed but auto-multiple-choice is not. AMC won't work properly until you install the package auto-multiple-choice.
However, the interface works fine, except it doesn't recognize the scans (ERROR: No layout for ID ), but that's another issue.