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Re: Windows snapshot builds

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Windows snapshot builds
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:50:15 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Richard Copley <address@hidden> writes:

> On 9 April 2018 at 22:45, Rasmus <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>> >>> If I could, I would use MSYS2 to manage programs on my work-issued
>> Windows
>> >>> PC.  I am not sure the admins have experience with GNU/Linux systems in
>> >>> particular and UNIX in general, and as such are reluctant to install
>> >>> MSYS2.
>> >
>> > Maybe we could have an emacs-installer package which includes an msys2
>> > system from which you can install further tools?
>> Now, wouldn’t that be wonderful!
>> Rasmus
> You can get that now, by installing MSYS2 then installing
> "mingw-w64-x86_64-emacs" using the package manager.

This is my thought also. I don't want to replicate msys2
functionality. I also think it might not answre Rasmus' use case -- if
he is having packages installed for him, they might be admin installed,
so updating may well not be possible.

> How about if we provide official binaries in the form of MSYS2 packages,
> alongside the formats we already provide?

Two reasons: it's more work for me; and, msys2 already provides
packages. What would "official" binaries bring?


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