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Re: W32 version crashes on C-g

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: W32 version crashes on C-g
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 02:44:23 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: address@hidden (Kim F. Storm)
>> Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 15:49:09 +0100
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> So you lost me there...  I just installed MSYS and MINGW, and now
>> you're telling me to run stuff in COMMAND.COM ?
> You don't need MSYS, just MinGW.

I see.

> I understand that you were in a hurry and mildly annoyed, and in that
> condition too complex installation instructions may cause a lot of
> grief.  But please look closer at nt/INSTALL: the ``complex mix'' is
> described at the beginning, and after that you have sections labeled
> "Confoguring", "Building", and "Installing" that describe the way to
> build and install Emacs.

Yes, I was in a hurry indeed.

> nt/INSTALL assumes that you already have a working development
> environment, and so it doesn't tell how to set up such an environment.

That's my problem, yes.

> I don't object to adding such info (probably near the end, so that it
> stays out of the way of the impatient ;-), but please understand that
> you were trying to climb a very steep learning curve, hoping you will
> be able to do that in about 5 seconds.  It's just not so easy on
> Windows.

Well, I wasn't able to do it (*) in 2 hours either...   

(*) "it" == "setup a working development environment"

But them, I hadn't read Lennart's advise (I still haven't read them,
as I could use his pre-built Emacs)..

Still, I wonder why the version at ntemacs.sourceforge.net crashes on
C-g.  Probably a build-error, but who knows?  [I'm not going to look
for the answer :-)]

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

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