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Re: Are there non-mingw32 binaries for Windows?

From: Richard Copley
Subject: Re: Are there non-mingw32 binaries for Windows?
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:18:35 +0000

On 20 November 2016 at 21:24, Phillip Lord <address@hidden> wrote:
> Richard Copley <address@hidden> writes:
>> Without wishing to confuse matters, there /is/ an Emacs that's
>> "native to MSYS" and uses MSYS-style mounts, but it's a different
>> beast. The MSYS package repository has three builds:
>> mingw32/mingw-w64-i686-emacs 25.1-1
>> mingw64/mingw-w64-x86_64-emacs 25.1-1
>> msys/emacs 25.1-1
>> The first two are native (to Windows) and are hardly patched from
>> upstream. They're very similar to the official FSF builds for Windows.
>> The third is "native to MSYS". Most people don't need it but it can
>> come in handy if you spend time in MSYS.
> I think for 25.2 I should change the name of the zip files on
> ftp.gnu.org. The "mingw-w64" addition is not really necessary and might
> well cause confusion.

OK, but to clarify, the three names I quoted above are the package
names on MSYS2, and all the packages there are prefixed in the same
way. But that's according to some schema that's operative for them --
no reason to cargo-cult it into Emacs.

But is it worth looking into whether there's a more-or-less
established convention that could be said to apply to the binaries
available on ftp.gnu.org?

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