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Re: Windows snapshot builds

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Windows snapshot builds
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:51:21 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Stephen Leake <address@hidden> writes:

> 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?
> msys2 already has an Emacs package, so it would be better to point this
> out to people. People who would be willing to use mays2 to add packages
> would probably be happier using the msys Emacs package in the first place.
> On the other hand, including msys2 in an Emacs installer might be a good
> way to introduce people to msys2. Depends on which is more popular/well
> known.

The installer does, in fact, contain a substantial chunk of msys2 now,
although it perhaps does not advertise the fact, nor was it deliberate.


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