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Re: /srv/bzr/emacs/trunk r111840: Port documentation to Texinfo 5.0.

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: /srv/bzr/emacs/trunk r111840: Port documentation to Texinfo 5.0.
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:35:45 +0200

> Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 09:35:06 -0800
> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> CC: Bastien <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> By the way, Texinfo 5.0 is *way* slower, so you probably don't want
> to upgrade Texinfo unless you've got a fast machine.  On my last-year's
> desktop (AMD Phenom II X4 910e) it takes over 3 minutes of CPU time
> to make Emacs's info files.

It took 5 minutes on a Core Duo, and 3 min on a Core i7 (vs 6 sec with
makeinfo 4.13).

> See the thread starting at
> <http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-texinfo/2013-02/msg00049.html>.

Very sad.

I keep the v4.13a makeinfo around (and renamed the v5.0 to

Btw, I think this fixing of the manuals should have been done on the
release branch, because users _will_ try building the manuals with
Texinfo 5 when Emacs 24.3 is released.

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