The reasons above are why I don't try to do anything on Windows unless there is support from some external source, e.g., CMake taking care of build issues. The reasons above are also why I admire your heroic efforts at making Windows binaries available. But, then, I sometimes wonder about the motivation for an unpaid volunteer to take on an utterly thankless job in which help is never forthcoming from users;
I think numpy and scipy have a wonderful potential, and that currently, installation is the biggest hurdle. I can show some awesome things in numpy/scipy and co that people used to matlab would only dream of. But if it takes more than 2 minutes and a few clicks to install, it is of no use. I have some people who ask me how to install numpy/scipy, and I have no simple answer: I think this is by far the biggest barrier of entry for numpy and scipy ATM. That's why I am interested in making numpy and scipy installation easy.
Thank for taking on this arduous task.
Just want to mention I am certainly not the only one involved here for windows binaries. This is really a collective work,