Thanks for the encouragement. I really need PythonLab's permission here, though, since it will affect what the Windows distribution contains.
If the political issues can be settled, working out the build process for Windows should be easy.
Barry will send an email to Sleepycat to ask exactly what the restrictions on binary redistribution are.
There's also the issue of upgrading. Suppose someone has created a database using bsddb in Python 2.2. When they upgrade to Python 2.3, they'll get an exception when they open the database, because Sleepycat DB 4.x can't open BSD DB 1.85 databases. What do we tell them to do?
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)