I just built (for myself) and posted (for any interested 'phytools' users) a new non-static version of phytools (0.1-84). A direct link to the build is here. To install, just download and then type:
> install.packages("phytools_0.1-84.tar.gz",type="source", repos=NULL)
The package has two new functions over the previous non-static version: export.as.xml (described here) and pgls.Ives (described here), as well as probably a few more new function relative to the latest CRAN release of phytools (v 0.1-8).