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Re: windows build failure

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: windows build failure
Date: Mon, 27 May 2013 22:10:29 +0300

> From: Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 27 May 2013 20:07:34 +0200
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> > Btw, I urge you to switch to the Posix build method, described in
> Eli, do you have on mind to deprecate the Windows makefiles on a near
> future? (~1 year or so).

They are already deprecated, I announced that when I merged the Posix
build changes into the trunk, see


Perhaps you were asking whether makefile.w32-in files will be deleted.
I don't plan to do that, I think we better let them bitrot into
oblivion.  That would allow people to migrate in their own time.

> That would imply deprecating the support for MSVC as well, right?

Yes.  With at least 3 different distributions of GCC for Windows,
there doesn't seem to be a compelling reason to keep the MSVC support
alive, especially since doing so requires non-trivial efforts with
every new MSVC release.

What I'd like to do next in this department is make sure Emacs can be
built as a 64-bit executable using MinGW64 and the new Posix build
procedure.  People who have MinGW64 installed are encouraged to try
that and report any problems they have.


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