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Re: Emacs 24.3 windows binaries are available

From: chad
Subject: Re: Emacs 24.3 windows binaries are available
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:41:50 -0700

For what it's worth, I just fielded a question from a friend who
read README.W32, downloaded the libraries from ezwinports (thanks,
Eli!), but then wasn't sure what to do with them.  I barely ever
use Windows, so while I was able to help my friend get a working
emacs, I'm not at all sure that my advice (pull the interesting
.dll files out of the zipfiles and put them in emacs/bin) was the
right solution.

The relevant line from README.W32 seems to be:

        Emacs will find them if the directory they are installed in is on 
        the PATH. 
For the purpose of things like gnutls and libxml, does `install'
mean `unzip'? Is there a recommended place to put things like these
if you want them only for running emacs?  Are the other zipfile
contents (include, share, lib, and the rest of bin) necessary or
useful to someone who's just looking to run emacs?

I'm asking here rather than a help channel in the hope that I'll
be able to compile the responses and suggest a documentation change,
if one is warranted.

Thanks in advance,

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