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Re: make dist target for Windows

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: make dist target for Windows
Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2010 11:25:12 +0300

> Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2010 22:26:18 -0600
> From: Christoph <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> +  When building Emacs binary distributions, the --distfiles argument
> +  to configure.bat specifies the path to files to include in the binary 
> +  distribution.              ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

First, in the GNU project's terminology, ``a path'' is a list of
directories such as is found in PATH or in INFOPATH.  What you mean
here is ``a file name'', not a path.

Second, you say ``files'', in plural, which begs a question: how to
specify more than one such DLL?  Do you use several --distfiles

> +  For example, specifying 
> +  
> +     --distfiles D:/distfiles/libXpm.dll
> +
> +  results in libXpm.dll being copied from D:/distfiles/ to the 
> +  /bin directory before packaging starts.

It would be nice if you said whether it's necessary to use forward
slashes here.  Also, since the files are copied to the `bin'
directory, perhaps you should tell explicitly that this option is for
DLLs that are not built as part of Emacs, e.g. image libraries.  Your
current description sounds like the option is more general, which it
really isn't.


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