I just installed version 0.83.2 on XP.
It was my first install since the matplotlibrc file moved to the new=20
It didn't work so well.
First, it didn't create the .matplotlib directory in my Documents and=20
Settings\mbakker directory, but a tex.cache folder.
When I imported pylab the first time, I got the following nice warning that=
WARNING: found a TeX cache dir in the deprecated location "C:\Documents and=
Moving it to the new default location "C:\Documents and=20
But, the default matplotlibrc file was never put in the correct directory.
I got it all fixed, which was easy enought to do, but this may be=20
problematic for less experienced matplotlib users.
I can try tomorrow on a clean machine at work to see if it gives the same=