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Re: Emacs 26.1 on Windows is HUGE

From: Tomas Nordin
Subject: Re: Emacs 26.1 on Windows is HUGE
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 21:54:46 +0200

Phillip Lord <> writes:

> Tomas Nordin <> writes:
>> Björn Lindqvist <> writes:
>>> As someone who don't use MSYS I don't understand the advantage of
>>> duplicating the files? You mentioned unzipping Emacs over an MSYS
>>> installation, but that seems a little odd. Usually on Windows you
>>> don't install software that way. But maybe for your use case you can
>>> use the larger file? It includes a lot of
>>> dependencies like Python2.7, Sqlite 3.20, and OpenGL headers which I
>> Since it is mentioned, what is the possible depence on Python for the
>> emacs installation?
> I don't know. I calculate the dependencies based on the metadata from
> msys. You can see the code at admin/nt/dist-build/ and
> work out where this comes from.

I had a look and couldn't work it out from there, but it doesn't really
matter. I was just a bit surprised at work some time ago when I upgraded
to emacs 26 and got Python into the bargain. I do understand the need
for Python to run that script though :)

Have a nice evening

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