Well I’d love to build my own, and muck about with the source
I had a MinqW build environment working until something drastically changed around the release of 2.42a, (I think it was the external libraries were included), since then my build environment has been broken and I’ve started a couple of times to try to fix it, but it’s like looking at Mt. Everest :), so I’ve been just using JMS’s window’s builds which he updates almost every day.
btw, I just submitted a bug report #5008, it appears that something drastic was changed with the armature system / mesh parenting in the past couple of weeks or even days, as parenting a mesh to an armature with “create vertexes from closest bones” is now crashing CVS builds from the last few weeks. I hadn’t tried that parenting up until today when I was trying it for some other reason.