Discovered something that was up with my jhbuild branch: zlib installed its import library with the wrong name, so libtool didn't build DLL's of its deps. This is now fixed in my git.
Finally bought a new laptop. I've had the same Thinkpad T20 for 3 years, and I imagine it's been around for 3 or 4 years before I got hold of it. For a while, the trackpoint controller has been a bit crazy, the screen is unreliable and the case is cracked so I found an X40 on ebay this morning for £160. I was hoping to get something better suited to working outside (black isn't the ideal colour for use in the sun, never mind the transmissive screen) but this doesn't seem to be a priority of laptop makers, so my odds of getting something cheap in this line are low :) I also worry about the 12" screen for coding on, but I guess spare monitors aren't too hard to find if I am stuck without a desktop for a while. I looked at some other makes, but it's hard to justify buying anything other than a thinkpad - there's so many niceties I would miss, and I worry that no other make has comparable build quality. Long live the thinkpad!