I haven't read all of Free MSVC tools + Activestate to compile CPAN Modules yet, but compiling modules that have .c files is much too difficult, at least on Windows, and there are no good instructions on how to do it. I was considering suggesting that this information be included in a book, in the thread Unwritten Perl Books.

Not only shouldn't that thread be taken off the front page, but if the instructions in it really work, it should be added to Tutorials.