Well, AFAICT, I did not stop/restart the compilation (or did I? Hmmm, can't remember exactly... smile )

I'll try what you said and give feedback... my basic statement hasn't changed, however: for me, compilation with the new tools works fine on WinXP SP3 (32-bit).

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work unless it's open. [Frank Zappa]