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Re: Bloat in the Emacs Windows package

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: Bloat in the Emacs Windows package
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:39:24 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Phillip Lord <address@hidden> writes:

>> 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.

Not really. One debug package containing the binaries with debug info is
enough. The idea is to be able to unzip the debug package over an
existing install and replace the non-debug binaries with the debug

For bonus points, build those debug binaries with optimizations turned
off :-)

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