Return of the Dawn is a TS to C&C1 (Tiberian Dawn) total conversion, aiming to combine the fun gameplay of the original with the more advanced features and graphical capabilities of the Tiberian Sun engine. While March 2010 marked the first appearance on ModDB, ROTD is in fact one of the oldest active mods in the entire C&C community (the original version 1.0, which was more a partial conversion than a true TC, was released in Dec. 2002). ROTD 2.0, released in 2004, was the first Total Conversion for Tiberian Sun, and has received several updates since then.
Some info about technical limitations of Desura.Jan 11, 2012 Article
Next and probably last bigger update in the works, release planned within the next 2-3 months.Nov 13, 2010 News
A new patch for Return of the Dawn is available, updating it to version 2.8.7Oct 30, 2010 News
ROTD 2.8.5 brings a slew of fixes and improvements.Sep 7, 2010 News
Patch to version 2.8b online, Gameplay video uploaded, info on ROTDs futureApr 23, 2010 News