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From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: FOR-RELEASE.W32
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005 12:19:24 +0200

On 8/9/05, Jason Rumney <address@hidden> wrote:

>  None of these problems make Emacs unusable.

No, no unusable. However...

> The JPEG problem can be avoided
> by compiling with a Free compiler (which we do anyway for binary
> releases).

...that's not entirely true. We don't distribute the libraries' DLLs.
Matching a GCC-built Emacs with some MSVC-built libraries could expose
the same problem.

> The high CPU usage for server sockets can be avoided by not using server
> sockets. Perhaps that means we continue to recommend gnuserv to Windows
> users in 22.1, but it should not mean that we withhold Emacs binaries for > a 
> much awaited version with many improvements over 21.x.

FWIW, I agree (that's why I didn't mention this item in my answer to David).


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