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Re: MS-Windows build using Posix configury

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: MS-Windows build using Posix configury
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 16:13:46 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

> This job is finished, as far as my todo list and debugging are
> concerned: Emacs and all the auxiliary programs build, get installed,
> and seem to work.  I performed a full bootstrap several times and also
> several partial builds, including a few parallel builds.  "make
> install" likewise works.

Great, thank you Eli.
I'm not an autoconf or w32 guru, so I'll keep my comments/questions to
the minimum below.

> -OPTION_DEFAULT_OFF([w32], [use native MS Windows GUI])
> +OPTION_DEFAULT_OFF([w32], [use native MS Windows GUI in a Cygwin build])

Why is it only for Cygwin builds?

> +LN_EMACS="\$(LN_S)"
> +if test "$opsys" = "mingw32"; then
> +  LN_EMACS="ln"
> +fi

Could we run `ln' to see if it handles -s, instead of testing $opsys?

> +  Do not use these instructions with MSYS encironment.  For building
> +  You are almost there, hand on.

> --- nt/gnulib.mk      1970-01-01 00:00:00 +0000
> +++ nt/gnulib.mk      2013-03-31 13:14:54 +0000
> @@ -0,0 +1,858 @@
> +## This file is an edited copy if ../lib/gnulib.mk.

Could we auto-generate this file, based on a new nt/gnulib.mkdiff script?


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