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Re: Anyone building Emacs trunk with MinGW w64 (32 bits)

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: Anyone building Emacs trunk with MinGW w64 (32 bits)
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:17:27 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> Ugh! I strive to keep my machines Cygwin and MSYS-free (being MSYSGit
>> the only allowed trespasser, for obvious reasons.)
> If you have MSYSGit installed, then resisting MSYS is kinda pointless,
> don't you think?  Because you already have most of MSYS, and then
> some.

AFAIK, MSYSGit lacks key components for running configure scripts.

> "Developer's convenience" my foot.  From my perspective, what's at
> stake is the ability of keeping a viable Windows port alive!

Yes, that's my concern too.

> How many
> contributors to Emacs even understand the Windows build procedure well
> enough to develop and maintain it?  Asking users who build their own
> Emacs on Windows to install MSYS is a small price for making sure the
> Windows port will be able to keep up with the Posix build procedure
> for free.  For people who don't want to pay that price, there will
> always be binary distributions.

The POSIX build will require Windows-specific tweaks from time to time,
which require knowledge about the POSIX build *and* about Windows.
That's not much better than now.

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