Frank just sent me an email telling me WSPBuilder was released. It is available on Codeplex and makes life a lot easier for solutions deployment.

Basically, all you have to do is:

1. Include the following files:

- CabLib.dll

- WSPBuilder.exe

2. If your project compiles code, set your project output path to \GAC for deployment to global assembly or \80\bin for IIS\..\bin folder

3. Write your feature, layout, etc. in a path structure similar to that of "%Program Files%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12"

    E.g.:
    12\ISAPI
    12\Template\Features
    12\Template\Layouts\1033

4. Compile your project.

5. Run WSPBuilder.exe and a .wsp file is produced

Easy! Yeah! Thank you, keutmann!