libtiff 4.0.0b7 now builds for msvcr90.dll (Python 2.6 and greater)
The MinGW C headers now work with msvcr90.dll; just define __MSVCRT_VERSION__ as 0x0900. The C import library also works. However, the MSVC 2008 specific libmoldname does not, but can be patched for Pygame.
Get a mysterious undefined symbol _fstab64i32 linker error for libtiff tool programs. Even so, the programs still build and run, with all symbols resolved, including _fstab64i32. But, because of the missing symbol errors, Make does not install them. Since they are unnecessary for Pygame, they are not built.