Just for anyone who doesn't read the Plugin Development forum in the N++ project - 0.9 of Python Script has been released.
There's a huge amount of work from Jocelyn Lagault, in terms of code clensing and tidying up - many potential bugs have been fixed. Unicode paths are now properly supported by Python, due to a patched python 2.7.1. Modules are now included in the full release, that no longer require the VC++ runtime - so things like urllib2 work properly.
See the website for the full changelog - http://npppythonscript.sourceforge.net/