Only that I have not had *any* time to even review the 64-bit patches - and I'm not likely to get any any time soon.

I'm also not sure that Jeremy's right;  I don't think the 64-bit patches are in the repository.  That said, I have no issue with someone else applying them and spinning a release.

The patches are in the repository as I committed them a while back:) From memory it was mostly basic stuff. The test suite passed and I did test all the examples and they ran fine although it would need more testing on larger projects (and other versions of perl - I'm still on 5.8.x). I used mingw so couldn't play with the modules that required the ms frameworks. I was planning on getting the free version of the MS 64 bit compiler up and running but ran out of time. 

What's the process of spinning a (test) release?