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Re: Installing the current emacs-28 branch under Windows 10

From: H. Dieter Wilhelm
Subject: Re: Installing the current emacs-28 branch under Windows 10
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2021 09:00:05 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.60 (windows-nt)

Óscar Fuentes <ofv@wanadoo.es> writes:

> "H. Dieter Wilhelm" <dieter@duenenhof-wilhelm.de> writes:
>> I also tried to compile hunspell myself and was astonished that
>> ./configure didn't work under the MinGW32 shell only under MinGW64!
>> Only then I had a closer look and realised that my Emacs compilation
>> says "x86_64-w64-mingw32".  I'm thoroughly confused, it was compiled
>> under the MinGW64 shell and now it says -mingw32?  Is the Emacs
>> executable a 64 bit program or 32 bit which is running on a x86_64
>> architecture?
> It is normal you are confused, the naming around MinGW is a mess, and
> even worse if you add MSYS2.
> In this case mingw32 simply means MinGW, which comes from the "old"
> MinGW32 project (as it was originally named) and applies too to the
> "new" MinGW-w64, w64 means the MinGW-w64 runtime and x86_64 is the
> hardware architecture.

Got it, thanks a lot. :-)

(The next adventure'll be to compile pdf-tools with MinGW. It's coming
with a recipe for Windows, hope I don't have to ask for help)


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