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Re: Build-time dependencies

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Build-time dependencies
Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2008 11:26:18 +0300

> From: Glenn Morris <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2008 21:49:02 -0400
> Glenn Morris wrote:
> > I would just discourage the use of `recompile' et al except by those
> > who know what they are doing, have slow machines, and need to rebuild
> > Emacs frequently.
> PS as a data point, it takes less than 10 minutes to bootstrap on a ~2
> year old dual core machine.

It takes 30 minutes on mine, maybe because it was shining and new more
than 3 years ago, has only 1 core, and doesn't run GNU/Linux.

> It's getting hard to buy anything now that has only one core, even
> in a laptop.

Well, no one goes and buys a new machine just to build Emacs.

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