After a while playing around with the build system, with python 3.1 (which is required), etc., I finally got around to upload a Blender package for 2.50 alpha 0, just uploaded to experimental (hopefully) given python 3.1 is only available there.

Potential users really want to read the NEWS file.

One can also check the upstream release logs.

For those wondering about the version number, it had to be >= 2.49, and upstream doesn’t seem to be sure about the versioning, since it can be 2.5 on the website, 2.50 as SVN tag, etc. I’m not going to introduce an epoch right now. ;)

It certainly has some rough edges, but testing and reporting are more than welcome.