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Re: building NTEmacs

From: David Abrahams
Subject: Re: building NTEmacs
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2003 13:33:53 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.090016 (Oort Gnus v0.16) Emacs/21.3.50 (i386-msvc-nt5.1.2600)

Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, 05 Mar 2003 12:17:49 -0500, David Abrahams <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Ah, but the nt installation instructions don't say I should "make
>> bootstrap", do they? ;-)
> On HEAD there's a INSTALL-CVS on the root directory, though you're right
> there is none on EMACS_21_1_RC. :(
>> Once I do that and the -kb dance with my .tit files (oh, and I had to
>> make lisp/loaddefs.el writable because I checkout with CVSREAD set),
>> it seems to be working.
> Glad to hear.
>> What kind?  The "emacs crashed; do you want to send a report to
>> Microsoft?" window comes up.  I click "no" instead of dropping into
>> the debugger because I figure the build is surely optimized.
> Uh? AFAIK, there's no prebuilt binary for HEAD (we don't do nightly
> tarballs, etc.), so *you* should know if the executable you're building
> is optimized or not, shouldn't you?

Only if I know what the build/install process does by default.  It's
not as though I went crawling into the nmake file to figure out what
was happening.

>> I don't think anything I was doing was causing images to be
>> displayed, so there must be crashes elsewhere.
> As I said, I've been a few on my system, but nothing as serious as
> "daily crashes", so it'd be *really* helpful to try entering the
> debugger to see where's Emacs crashing.

It would only help if there were debug symbols, and I don't know
whether there are. Also, since I now have the release candidate I'm
unlikely to have an opportunity to do that unless this one crashes

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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