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Re: Emacs for Windows

From: David Engster
Subject: Re: Emacs for Windows
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 19:19:49 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13001 (Ma Gnus v0.10) Emacs/24.3.91 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii writes:
>> From: David Engster <>
>> Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 18:25:54 +0200
>> 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.
> Yep.  I keep them separate, for that very reason.  Which is a bit of
> a pain when you need to configure and build a package that requires
> Git as part of its configure/build process...

Yes, and good dependency management through a package manager could
avoid such problems. I lately learned that the new MSYS will even
deliberately break binary compatibility, and I expect a whole new bunch
of problems (not so much for me, because I know where to look by now,
but for my colleagues at work which depend more and more on free
software on Windows).


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