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Re: Emacs build on Windows: Prerequisites

From: dhruva
Subject: Re: Emacs build on Windows: Prerequisites
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 19:01:52 +0530

On 2/28/07, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
dhruva <address@hidden> writes:

> This will make it easier for me to build.

Will it make it easier for the developers to maintain, in particular
synchronizing it with the builds on other platforms?  The developers
of the Windows port will be more qualified to answer this question
than I am, but I still want to point out that at least I find the
phrasing of your request coming across as somewhat self-centred.  A

I apologize for conveying something that I did not mean. Just a
communication gap. IMHO, since Emacs is distributed in source form,
there will be lot of people trying to build it. Hence, I was hoping to
reduce the dependency and make it a little easier to be able to build
on windows. It was not an attempt to complain nor criticize the
current setup but a genuine approach to make it more self contained.

progression of the "Why should...", "Why can't it..." kind comes
across like a complaint doubting the sanity of the addressed people's
choices.  Whether or not that was your intent, it probably could have

Not complaining for sure. Before I start modifying the build files, I
wanted to know if there was a reason that I had completely missed out.
I just wanted to avoid spending time on a topic which was already
visited by other developers.

with best regards,

Dhruva Krishnamurthy
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