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Re: Accessible "building from source" instructions

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Accessible "building from source" instructions
Date: Sun, 26 May 2019 05:42:22 +0300

> From: Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 26 May 2019 02:34:17 +0300
> I've been looking for a simple instructions to point users to, so 
> anybody can try building an Emacs 27 snapshot.
> Here's the closest official URL I could find: 
> https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/CONTRIBUTE

INSTALL.REPO is supposed to be it.  If it isn't, please tell what's
missing there.

> The script at the top should be a good starting point, but it does more 
> than just "build and run Emacs from scratch".
> In particular, it changes the user's Git configuration. And if somebody 
> just copy-pastes in into their terminal, it will bork their global Git 
> config. So how about we remove those lines, or move them to a separate 
> section?

We should separate them, and tell that they are only for those who are
setting up Git for the first time and/or have write access to the
Emacs upstream repository.

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