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Re: Emacs pretest 24.0.90

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs pretest 24.0.90
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:16:34 +0200

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: Dani Moncayo <address@hidden>,  address@hidden,  address@hidden,  
> address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 08:46:50 -0400
> > Emacs is not in that category, because it has a Windows configure.bat
> > script to configure it and Windows makefile.w32-in Makefiles that do
> > not require a Posix shell.
> Would MinGW+MSYS work to build Emacs if Emacs adapted its autoconf
> script to handle Windows as well?

Yes, it will.

However, installing MSYS means installing a large number of programs
and DLLs, and people who already have a working MinGW development
environment that doesn't include MSYS will need to be extra careful
when doing such an installation, to avoid breaking their main
development environment.

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