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Re: Bloat in the Emacs Windows package

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Bloat in the Emacs Windows package
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 19:46:47 +0300

> From: Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:25:50 +0200
> > It is simply for me to remove the -g option from the windows build. This
> > would reduce the overall size of the build, to the values given here:
> >
> > http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-gnu-emacs/2019-04/msg00115.html
> >
> > I am happy to do this (for Emacs-27 -- I do not want to change during
> > major release). But I would like feedback from people who either use or
> > handle bug reports for Emacs on Windows to let me know whether this
> > would break things.
> There is a simple approach to this: `make install' as usual, package as
> usual (without dependencies) but name that package
> emacs-debug-blah-blah. Now run `strip` on Emacs binary directory and
> proceed to do the normal packaging.

There's a "make install-strip" target for that.

Removing -g is not TRT, btw, as it will still leave some minimal

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