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Re: Bloat in the Emacs Windows package

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Bloat in the Emacs Windows package
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 22:41:14 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2 (gnu/linux)

Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden (Phillip Lord) writes:
>> I have now trialled there and there are versions on alpha
>> https://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/pretest/windows/emacs-27/
>> The "emacs-27.0.50" files are built like a release build, while the
>> "-snapshot" ones are built like a snapshot build.
>> In terms of the download size, -no-deps drops from 107M to 46M which is
>> the most extreme drop.
> Quite a difference. I'm sure there are plenty of users all around the
> world that will appreciate this change. Thank you.
> BTW, seeing emacs.exe with less than 5MB gives a fuzzy feeling. Even
> emacs.exe + emacs.pdmp is less than 12 MB.

Happy to do it. It doesn't look like it was a deliberate decision


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