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RE: emacsclient and emacsclientw don't work in Windows Vista x64 RTM

From: Deutsch, Will
Subject: RE: emacsclient and emacsclientw don't work in Windows Vista x64 RTM
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 18:18:10 -0800


I'm just an Emacs user not an Emacs developer... However, here is my feedback 
on this issue.

I'm a software developer who works on code that I cannot contaminate. I cannot 
risk even the appearance of contamination. Therefore, I don't download and 
compile anything right now. I don't even use source debs or srpms on my linux 
boxes. Past jobs were more GPL friendly, so I gladly download and compiled 
everything. When my job changes I will gladly go back to building from CVS.
I'm happy to run binaries to test things and provide detailed reports. I'll 
provide feedback and even run the debugger, minus the source, however, I just 
cannot risk working directly with the source even for a simple build 

Were the world perfect someone would pay me to work on GPL code. However, 
currently I'm being paid to work on something else.

I really don't want to get into a free/non-free software debate. I'm already 
pro-free software...


-----Original Message-----
From: Lennart Borgman [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2006 6:00 PM
To: Juanma Barranquero
Cc: Deutsch, Will; address@hidden
Subject: Re: emacsclient and emacsclientw don't work in Windows Vista x64 RTM

Juanma Barranquero wrote:
> On 12/8/06, Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On the other hand we might be receiving bug reports just because there
>> are more users if we supply a prebuildt binary on MS Windows. It might
>> be more important.
> Pretesters should be able to build their own Emacs, IMHO. There are
> official (or mostly official) binary builds of Emacs for Windows, once
> it is released.

I know that it is important that many users build Emacs too, but the
problem on MS Windows is that most users will not do that. That means
that there will be fewer testers when we do not supply prebuilt
binaries. For this reason I have planned to supply more prebuilt
binaries during the pretest. (They will not be from the tarball, but
directly from the CVS.) And I will try to make sure that it is just the
CVS code (+ EmacsW32 + the installer of course).

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