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Re: pre-test windows binaries

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: pre-test windows binaries
Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2016 11:20:36 +0100
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Fabrice Popineau <address@hidden> writes:

> Phillip Lord <phillip.lord <at> russet.org.uk> writes:
>> If we believe that files should not be gzipped by default on windows
>> (and I agree with you that they should not be), then perhaps this 
> option
>> needs to default to off when build on windows. As it stands, the
>> windows zip files I have made are not using the default options in a
>> couple of ways.
> Albit I found it strange at first, I don't see why we should make 
> Windows a special case. Both .el and .info files are gzipped when 
> running 'make install', but this transparent when you visit them.
> So there is no need to bother.

Because on other OSes we can reasonably assume that gzip will be
available, while on windows we can reasonably assume it not to be.

> Try: M-x find-library , then files and the file visited is files.el.gz 
> in clear.
>> I have a similar question about --with-wide-int. I've build the x86_64
>> binaries with this option on, but I am not clear whether this is a 
> good
>> thing to do or not.
> This option should be a no-op for a 64 bits build.

Didn't know that. Well, that's one thing less to worry about.


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