> README.vc says that makemake vc creates makefiles and builds libraries,
That shouldn't be the case if you're reading the one from the
repository. The released version still says that, erroneously, because
it was true before the last release.
> running nmake produces this error:
We no longer use nmake on Windows. Use GNU make instead, per README.vc.
> I installed mysql using windows installer. the installation dir isn't
> c:/mysql, how do I specify it,
There's a button that lets you customize the install. Or, you can edit
the Makefile.base files and re-run makemake.