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Re: A few Windows build fixes

From: Vijay Lakshminarayanan
Subject: Re: A few Windows build fixes
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 08:12:53 +0530
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (windows-nt)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>> It's true that the Cygwin build of Make doesn't support c:/foo in
>>> targets, but the Windows Makefiles never use such targets, except
>>> through $(CURDIR), which should return a Cygwin style file name with
>>> Cygwin Make.  So I don't really see a problem that needs to be solved
>>> here.  Perhaps I'm missing something; please show the actual problems
>>> you had with this part.
>> CURDIR-based paths are passed to native Emacs for load path
>> purposes and if they have /cygdrive/ stuff in them, Emacs doesn't
>> understand that.
> There's a general need for Emacs to understand/accept /cygdrive/foo
> names passed on the command-line, so that could be fixed in
> lisp/startup.el and lisp/w32*.el.

There's cygwin-mount.el available as an elpa package in one of
http://tromey.com/elpa or http://marmalade-repo.org/packages/ which
works in most cases.

>         Stefan


Gnus should be more complicated.

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