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Re: Image DLLs for the Windows binary of Emacs 22.2

From: Ralf Angeli
Subject: Re: Image DLLs for the Windows binary of Emacs 22.2
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 22:55:09 +0100

* Jason Rumney (2008-02-10) writes:

> Can the libraries be built from the source that is included?

Unfortunately not, but there is a link in the release notes to the place
where the sources can be obtained.

> Does it 
> require proprietary tools (ie MSVC)? Are the image libraries old 
> versions that are full of known security vulnerabilities?

They were up-to-date at the time the package was prepared.  And before
last July the package was updated on a regular base with then up-to-date

> I don't think people cheering from the sidelines appreciate what a 
> minefield the image libraries on Windows are.

Well, the current situation is a PITA for the Windows users.  Would
perhaps an installer fetching the libraries from appropriate sources be
an alternative?


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