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Re: Building Emacs with MinGW 64

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Building Emacs with MinGW 64
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:19:20 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Noam Postavsky <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 4:10 PM, Ruslan Bekenev <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I also have found some build instructions in the web that use MSYS2 package.
>> This is not what I want to use though.
> You should look at the instructions that come with Emacs first. There
> is nt/INSTALL for building with MSYS and mingw32 (I believe this can
> only produce 32 bit binaries). nt/INSTALL.w64 describes building with
> MSYS2 and mingw64 (this can produce both 64 bit and 32 bit binaries).
> You don't explain exactly why you don't want to use MSYS2. Building
> Emacs requires gcc, development libraries+headers and a bourne-shell
> (or derivative like GNU bash) with standard Unix command line
> utilities. MSYS and MSYS2 provide a simple packaged way of installing
> these. The nt/INSTALL instructions explain how to install mingw32
> separately from MSYS, but I don't know that you can avoid it entirely.

There are scripts in admin/nt/dist-build for the entire build based on
msys. They can produce both 64 and 32 binaries as well as packaging all
the dependencies, so you can move the final product independent of an
msys2 installation.


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