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Re: Bloat in the Emacs Windows package

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Bloat in the Emacs Windows package
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:55:41 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Indeed.  But I wonder about licensing issues of some of those binaries:
>> for those packages which are (L)GPL'd, do we distribute the
>> corresponding source somewhere, like the license requires us to do?
> https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/windows/emacs-26/emacs-26-deps-mingw-w64-src.zip
> Packaged at the same time as the binaries, which is about the best I can
> do to keep the source the same as that which was used to produce the
> source.


>>> Stripping emacs.exe produces a 29MB file for Emacs 26.2.
>> I wonder what caused the 9MB => 29MB jump between 24.5 and 26?
> Probably the -static flag that I added.  Otherwise, the 64bit file
> required libpthread and (at the time) I had no ability to distribute
> this because I didn't have a way of generating the source.

Makes sense.  Thank you.


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