Mark Hammond wrote:
Me too - I still regularly build the svn version of Python, and although I don't regularly turn them into .MSI files, I'm confident I could learn how to do that ;) I understand that over time the binary process will need some tweaking, but in the general case, I expect that turning the crank for a test build needn't be that much or a burden. I expect the biggest problem is that I could no longer ignore certain extensions I don't care about, such as Tk.
It's not too hard. Tkinter, bsddb and friends are explained in PCbuild/README.txt. You should be able to compile them in less than half an hour.
For the MSI installers you also need Python 2.5, your pywin32 package and some additional tools like the help compiler and cabarc.exe.
Martin: Have you solved the problem with the VS CRT redist (http://bugs.python.org/issue1569)? Maybe Mark is able to assist you.