bobz: Thing is that we already need to support various GCC versions due to Linux and OSX support, so in general there should not be errors that are passing 4.6 or 4.7 and not working on 4.4 (we had some issue with Apple compiler beeing more restrictive but not mingw), so if you add Python support over 4.4.7 build process will run and things noticed not working there will not work on 4.6 or 4.7 too.
Thing is we can't help much if Mingw have issues that compiler is not working on some environments, since they introduce their own bugs (like latest 4.7.x 32bit is having issues)