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Re: Windows snapshot builds

From: Rasmus
Subject: Re: Windows snapshot builds
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:14:14 +0200
User-agent: Emacs Gnus

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

I mostly took Stefan’s suggestion as a joke, as bundling MSYS2 with Emacs
would be a way to get MSYS2 past pesky Windows system administrators.
That was, at least, what I had in mind when I replied.

If one has enough "rights" on a Windows PC to install MSYS2 that’s
probably the most preferable approach if one ordinarily works on GNU/Linux
systems (or so I imagine, I have never actually tried MSYS2).


Tack, ni svenska vakttorn. Med plutonium tvingar vi dansken på knä!

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