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Re: Emacs for Windows

From: Robert Thorpe
Subject: Re: Emacs for Windows
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 21:14:16 +0100

Óscar Fuentes <> writes:

> Eli Zaretskii <> writes:
>>> Eli, what's the advantage of your ezwinports over the ports provided by
>>> others?
>> What others?  I only build a package if either there are no Windows
>> ports at all for it, or the existing ports are very old, or buggy, or
>> broken.  I'm like you: if a reasonably good port of a package already
>> exists, I prefer to install it, rather than build it myself.  So
>> there's nothing you can compare with what I put on the ezwinports
>> site.
> I think that this directly addresses the OP question: ezwinports's
> packages contain changes that enhances the performance and robustness
> (sometimes by a large amount) over those built from the pristine
> sources, if there are alternatives at all.

Yes, that answers my question.  I'm only a casual user of most of these
programs, so I wouldn't know what versions are very old or buggy.  I'll
try it out.

Robert Thorpe

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