This is NOT major news, just a note of encouragement to Greg Ward, and making sure he knows that people are indeed looking at things:
I just installed CVS on this win95 system at work, downloaded the distutils source, and read through the sources some. It looks pretty neat. I haven't actually tried *running* distutils yet on this windows box, but I'll try to get to that later this week and give you all a report on what happened.
Note on installing CVS on a win95 box: be sure to set the environment variable HOME to some directory or it won't work -- this was not mentioned in any CVS docs I found; presumably in win NT, HOME is already set.
Greg, anything you'd like me to examine especially?