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Re: Pretest

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Pretest
Date: Sun, 05 Nov 2006 08:15:57 +0200

> Date: Sat, 04 Nov 2006 22:23:52 +0000
> From: Jason Rumney <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > I asked why does temacs need to be modified when DOC is changed.  Do
> > you know whether there's any need for that, and why?
> Isn't it the other way around? When temacs is changed, DOC needs to be 
> rebuilt?

That we already do: this is why DOC depends on temacs.exe.  Once
temacs.exe is rebuilt, "make install" will rebuild DOC.

But you seemed to say that this arrangement causes us to lag one step,
and I don't understand why.

> The correct fix would seem to be to move building the DOC file from 
> lib-src/Makefile.w32-in to src/Makefile.w32-in like it is in the main 
> build, and build it after temacs.exe but before emacs.exe is dumped.

Yes, but that's a non-trivial change that I'd rather not do before the
release, especially since there's no actual problem we need to solve.

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