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Re: W32 version crashes on C-g

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: W32 version crashes on C-g
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 02:21:43 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden> writes:

> On 3/17/06, Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> wrote:
>> "Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden> writes:
>> So you lost me there...  I just installed MSYS and MINGW, and now
>> you're telling me to run stuff in COMMAND.COM ?
> Sorry, I was just trying to be helpful. 

I'm very sorry if I did sound ungreatful.  I had a little time
left over to try to make ido grasp UNC file names -- and then
instead of being able to "focus on the task", I suddenly found
myself wound up in W32 crashes and all sorts of build problems.

But I can confirm that Lennarth's unpatched version runs fine.

>                                         I think Lennart's building
> instructions are as good as they get. 

I believe you.  I haven't had time to study them myself -- my
interest is _not_ building Emacs on W32.  But if we expect people
to be able to do it, the instructions really need improvement
or at least a pointer to where you can find better instructions
(even if the link is broken later on, the user will know that such
instructions exist, and may search for them).

>                                       Building on Windows *is* a
> complex process, in particular the image library stuff. 

I believe you :-)

>                                                         And I wouldn't
> have been able to find working makeinfo executables without a pointer
> from Eli.

That pointer should be in nt/INSTALL too.

> I know we don't want to advertise non-released builds of Emacs; but if
> someone is interested, I could upload a binary tarball of the Windows
> port to some accessible place every few days, as long as someone
> provides that place (I don't have publicly accessible servers to put
> the tarball into). I already build the binary daily, so ftp'ing to a
> repository is not a big deal.

It seems other are already doing that -- with varying frequency (and stability).

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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