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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Anyone building Emacs trunk with MinGW w64 (32 bits)
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 18:32:14 +0200

> From: Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:17:27 +0100
> 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.

The only one that's missing is make.exe.

> 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.

I think it _is_ much better, because (a) the changes will be more
rare, and (b) the other maintainers will be able to help.  But
eventually, time will tell who is right (assuming this project
succeeds in making it to the repository).

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