With Strawberry alpha 1 out, and with a positive response, it's time for Vanilla to start looks for ways to break itself again. There's not much use being "experimental" if you don't go looking for trouble.
After some issues installing Wx.pm (which strictly requires GNU make) Mattias expressed surprise that we had a MinGW setup that _didn't_ have GNU make available.
After a quick bit of research, it would seem that indeed there is what seems to be a perfectly workable native GNU make.exe now (in fact, a couple of them).
So before we make the switch in Vanilla to see what happens, my question to the learned readers of use.perl.org is...
Will this work? Are there any Win32-specific issues that would mean EU:MM generates nmake-style make content? Can you see any other problems we might have moving from dmake to GNU make?