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Re: building NTEmacs

From: David Abrahams
Subject: Re: building NTEmacs
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2003 12:17:49 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.090016 (Oort Gnus v0.16) Emacs/21.3.50 (i386-msvc-nt5.1.2600)

Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, 05 Mar 2003 11:22:16 -0500, David Abrahams <address@hidden> wrote:
>> With that branch I am getting:
> [...]
>> Loading help (source)...
>> Cannot open load file: easy-mmode
>> NMAKE : fatal error U1077: '"C:\src\emacs\src/obj-spd/i386/temacs.exe"' : 
>> return code '0xffffffff'
>> Stop.
>> NMAKE : fatal error U1077: 'C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\VC98\BIN\NMAKE.EXE' : 
>> return code '0x2'
>> Stop.
> Uh?
> I just did:
>  cd \bin\emacs\EMACS_21_1_RC
>  cvs -q update -C
>  cd nt
>  nmake realclean
>  configure --with-msvc
>  nmake bootstrap

Ah, but the nt installation instructions don't say I should "make
bootstrap", do they? ;-)

>  nmake install
> and it worked flawlessly.

Once I do that and the -kb dance with my .tit files (oh, and I had to
make lisp/loaddefs.el writable because I checkout with CVSREAD set),
it seems to be working.

>> Yeah, I've been getting daily crashes with the HEAD.
> What kinds of crashes? It'd be helpful to know.

What kind?  The "emacs crashed; do you want to send a report to
Microsoft?" window comes up.  I click "no" instead of dropping into
the debugger because I figure the build is surely optimized.

>> But now I'm
>> addicted to the bold/italic Lucida console font, and if I can't back
>> up to the 21.3 branch I don't know what I'll do ;-)
> You can configure HEAD without image support, and it should be fairly
> stable. Not production-quality stable, though.

I don't think anything I was doing was causing images to be
displayed, so there must be crashes elsewhere.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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