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Re: Bloat in the Emacs Windows package

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: Bloat in the Emacs Windows package
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:19:59 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>> And while on the subject of Windows packaging. How come there is no
>>> MSI installer for Emacs? It shouldn't be to hard to put one together
>>> and it would make Emacs a little easier to install for newbies.
>> What tools to use to produce the binary distribution is entirely up to the
>> person who does that.  And of course MSI is not free software.
> BTW, I seem to remember someone working on an "installer" for Emacs
> on Windows.  Does anyone know what came out of that?

IIRC it tanked when (L)GLP-mandated source file distribution came to the

Creating an installer is quite easy and others did that on the past.
Providing the sources of the tools and libraries that Emacs depends on
makes the work orders of magnitude more difficult.

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