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Re: New build process?

From: David De La Harpe Golden
Subject: Re: New build process?
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 13:37:27 +0100
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On 27/07/11 14:56, David Kastrup wrote:

The build process _is_ simple.  The question is more about it being
discoverable.  Adding two sentences to INSTALL in the line of

     These are the installation instructions for compiling Emacs from a
     distribution tarball.  If you are working from a Bazaar checkout,
     please refer to INSTALL.BZR.

Note INSTALL does already say, right near the top:

For information about building from a Bazaar checkout
(rather than a release), also read the file INSTALL.BZR.

Now, there's a small technical issue that "checkout" means something (or two things) specific in bzr jargon - heavyweight checkout / bound branch or lightweight checkout, so AFAIUI it's perfectly feasible to build emacs from a local bzr branch that isn't a checkout in bzr terms, but that's probably overly pedantic.

People who get their emacs sources from some unofficial git repository or something might conceivably think "oh, but I didn't use bzr or a release", but I don't think emacs can be responsible for such things - bzr is the current official VCS, for better or worse.

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