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Re: Emacs Mac port

From: CHENG Gao
Subject: Re: Emacs Mac port
Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2015 14:15:32 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (darwin)

*On Tue, 29 Dec 2015 14:37:40 -0800
* Also sprach John Wiegley <address@hidden>:

>>>>>> Alex Dunn <address@hidden> writes:
>> Clang and related build tools are provided by Xcode and the Xcode
>> Command-Line Tools, so for software that needs to be compiled; yes.
>> But pre-compiled binaries can be installed without. So it might be
>> possible—I haven’t tried—to installed Homebrew’s “bottled” GCC, then
>> use that for software that needs to be compiled from source, all
>> without agreeing to the Xcode terms.
> Just as a side note: the Nix build of Emacs on Mac does not require
> Xcode to be installed. It downloads and builds clang or gcc itself in
> order to build Emacs. Xcode is no longer necessary on Mac for building
> free software.

Just FYI only in case someone needs. In Github there is an
osx-gcc-installer, which could install build essentials.

Yes Xcode is not necessary for building free softwares.

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