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Re: Building Emacs with MinGW 64

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: Building Emacs with MinGW 64
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 02:02:57 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.90 (windows-nt)

Ruslan Bekenev <address@hidden> writes:

> Thank you for the answer, Noam.
>> You should look at the instructions that come with Emacs first.
> Sure I did. But thank to your message I noticed NT folder which I've
> missed.
>> You don't explain exactly why you don't want to use MSYS2.
> I'm just afraid it's another toolchain I have to keep on my system and
> I have to make sure it's not conflicting with other. As far as I got
> MinGW has GCC and Make and some other tools like sed, grep, sh, etc.
> So I didn't get the point of using MSYS2.
> But anyway, thank you again for your answer. I'll try to look deeper
> to the MSYS2. I guess I've just misunderstood the purpose of msys.

You are not alone; the msys and mingw websites do a terrible job of
explaining this.

Roughly, msys is for running bash scripts like configure, while mingw is
the runtime libraries.

-- Stephe

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