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Re: Emacs for Windows

From: H. Dieter Wilhelm
Subject: Re: Emacs for Windows
Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:07:05 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.94 (gnu/linux)

Alexander Shukaev <> writes:

> Hello everyone,
> I've been providing high-quality native builds of Vim for Windows for quite
> some time now. The biggest point is that both x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit)
> architectures are supported. They have become extremely popular ever since.
> Now I would like to spread out news that I've started Emacs for Windows
> <>. It aims to provide
> high-quality native builds of Emacs for Windows, and once again, x86
> (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit) architectures are supported (unlike official
> binaries). Many external features and their corresponding runtime (shared)
> libraries (DLLs) are already included, so there is no need to search
> through different binary repositories to get up-to-date GnuTLS, for
> example, or DBUS, and many others. These features have lots of runtime
> dependencies, building which is quite cumbersome (if possible at all) for
> inexperienced users. From now on, all of that is included in my
> distributions.
> I'm looking forward to some feedback, if anybody finds that useful and
> wants me to continue to support that project actively. It does not mean
> that I'm going to drop that at all otherwise (since I'm using it as well
> for myself), but if there is lack of public interest, then I would probably
> update it much rarer than I could otherwise.

I'm using Emacs mainly under Linux, but at work I'm forced to use
Windows as well. Sure enough, I'm installing Emacs under Windows as well
but there I'm not able (not knowledgeable enough) to compile the latest
and greatest, so I'm glad to hear from your initiative, thank you for
your effort and please keep it up.

Best wishes
H. Dieter Wilhelm
Darmstadt, Germany

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