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Re: Emacs for Windows

From: David Engster
Subject: Re: Emacs for Windows
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 18:25:54 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13001 (Ma Gnus v0.10) Emacs/24.3.91 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii writes:
> First, even the above is not a large list.  Second, I think you
> exaggerate a little bit (e.g., GnuWin32 didn't see any new versions
> since 2010, so no need to watch them anymore.  MinGW/MSYS and PuTTY
> are likewise very seldomly updated.

Yes, that's why I practically never check them. If there's a security
update, or a nice new feature, I probably won't notice. Or what about
the latest bash security problem? I actually don't know how many
bash.exe I have on my Windows system in need of an update.

Oh, and don't get me started on MsysGit shipping its own MSYS
environment, which is oh-so-slightly incompatible to the one from MSYS
itself, leading to weird errors when you accidentally mix them, which
can easily happen since you usually have both in PATH. I'd love to have
*one* central MSYS which other packages could depend on.


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