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Re: Two strange messages while building Emacs on MS-Windows

From: Dani Moncayo
Subject: Re: Two strange messages while building Emacs on MS-Windows
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2012 23:11:01 +0100

>> I was following Eli's advice for doing incremental builds
>> (http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=12128#20), since
>> bootstrapping takes a lot more time.
> That advice wasn't meant to be used for producing distributions, only
> for your own use.

Ok, I didn't know it.

>> Being forced to do a full bootstrap is too bad.
> Why is it too bad for a distribution you do once in a while?  Let it
> run in a separate directory, and you can meanwhile do something else.
> How much time does it take you to bootstrap, btw?  And on what
> machine?

I'm not sure.  About 30 min, I think.  I'll time it next time.

I said it's "too bad" because I'm used to incremental compilations,
which take much less time.  But if there's no better alternative, I'll
have to do it.

>> Is not there a better solution for this?
> No.  Which is why admin/make-tarball.txt, the file documenting the
> procedure to produce a release tarball, says:
>   2.  Bootstrap to make 100% sure all elc files are up-to-date, and to
>       make sure that the later tagged version will bootstrap, should it be
>       necessary to check it out.

Ok, thanks for the info.

Dani Moncayo

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