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Re: Bloat in the Emacs Windows package

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Bloat in the Emacs Windows package
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:56:37 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2 (gnu/linux)

Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden (Phillip Lord) writes:
>> 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.
> If the user wants to debug Emacs at the C level, he grabs
> emacs-debug-blah-blah and unzips it on top of his current install.

Alas, that would produce a combinatorial explosion -- for Emacs-27 there
are already 6 binary downloads. Adding a debug version of these would
make 12.


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