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bug#20851: 24.5; No 64-bit Emacs for Windows while the manual said there

From: Nick
Subject: bug#20851: 24.5; No 64-bit Emacs for Windows while the manual said there is.
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2015 18:39:58 +0800

Hi Eli,

Thank you very much for your response. 

1. Since the FAQ is obsolete, it might be a good idea to remove it or mark it as "obsolete/deprecated"; or it is misleading. 

2. I'm using the 64-bit binary from:

I wish I could be the person who build this kind of port for others; however, my knowledge and skill in compiling is limited. I think the author would be glad to upload his build to GNU ftp site. Maybe you or anyone from GNU could contact him and tell him instructions/requirement to upload file to the GNU site.

Best regards / mit freundlichen GrĂ¼ssen,

------------------ Original ------------------
From:  "Eli Zaretskii";<address@hidden>;
Date:  Sat, Jun 20, 2015 01:33 AM
To:  "Nick "<address@hidden>;
Cc:  "20851"<address@hidden>;
Subject:  Re: bug#20851: 24.5; No 64-bit Emacs for Windows while the manual said there is.

> From: "Nick " <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2015 00:23:52 +0800
> From the official emacs manual:
> http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_mono/efaq-w32.html

That FAQ is obsolete.  Don't use it.  The relevant information is in
the Emacs manual and in the Emacs FAQ.

> 2.1 Where can I download Emacs?
> Pre-compiled versions are distributed from ftp.gnu.org mirrors. Emacs
> binaries are distributed as zip files, digitally signed by the developer
> who built them. Generally most users will want the file
> emacs-24.5-bin-i686-pc-mingw.zip for the 32-bit build, and
> emacs-24.5-bin-x86_64-w64-mingw32.zip for the 64-bit build.
> However, there's no 64-bit emacs for windows on
> http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/windows/

Windows binaries on the GNU FTP site are produced by volunteers.  We
as a project have no control on whether they are available or not.  We
encourage Emacs users to build their own Emacs, according to
instructions in nt/INSTALL.

> So please provide 64-bit Emacs for Windows, or modify the emacs manual.
> (I am using Emacs 64-bit for Windows built by a third-party.)

Please consider becoming a volunteer who'd upload 64-bit binaries to
the GNU FTP site, or lobby others to do that.  Perhaps the person(s)
who produced the binaries you are using would like to also upload them
to the GNU site.

Anyway, I see no need to change anything in the documentation, as it
never says you can expect finding the latest binaries there, or any


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