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Re: "Official" binary of Emacs-24.4 for MS-Windows

From: Dani Moncayo
Subject: Re: "Official" binary of Emacs-24.4 for MS-Windows
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:27:01 +0200

>> I've tried (for the first time) the "make install-strip" target from a
>> trunk build, and I've noticed something strange: the size of the
>> resulting stripped "emacs.exe" is ~ 16 MB, whereas the same file for
>> the 24.4 release (also stripped) is ~ 9 MB.
>> Such big difference is strange, isn't it?
> I think it's expected.  You will see the same 7MB difference between
> the unstripped src/emacs.exe in the emacs-24 branch vs the trunk.

Between unstripped executables, the difference is close to 10 MB, but
ok, this seems expected.

>> Also, I've noticed this suspicious errors in the output of "make
>> install-strip", which don't appear in a "make install" from the same
>> build:
> Looks like some redirection snafu: for some reason, install-info is
> called with arguments taken from Make messages that announce entering
> and leaving directories.  Maybe it comes from this line:
>>    info_misc=`MAKELEVEL=0 make -s -C doc/misc echo-info`; \
> Looks like MAKELEVEL=0 doesn't work with your Make.  Try adding the
> "--no-print-directory" switch to the "make" command, and see if that
> helps.

Yes, it helps.  The install-info errors are gone with that switch.

> This sounds like bug #13962, but since we now require GNU Make on the
> trunk, I think it's OK to use --no-print-directory instead of the
> MAKELEVEL=0 trick.

Fine with me.  Thank you.

Dani Moncayo

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