Thank you for this. I have been having this problem with Partha's 2.7.6 (I can't get RC1 to even start). I transferred your files, but on running, I received a error that the filecompressor program was looking for libbz2-2.dll. I was able to find this dll in PC's 2.7.5 version (in the gap directory)and copied it to the bin directory. Works great!
Yes, one reason for not releasing RC1 (even with git-master from yesterday) is crash and burn. You may not see it if I release it, but my tests show crashes. So, unless there is a fix or I figure out what the problem is, I will not be releasing my builds.