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Re: Emacs 26.1 on Windows is HUGE

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Emacs 26.1 on Windows is HUGE
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 17:22:45 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2 (gnu/linux)

Tomas Nordin <> writes:

> 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 :)

Well, I was curious enough to look it up -- it's librsvg which has three
python scripts as part of it. Whether it actually uses them or not I
don't know. And, it is this that brings in lots of other things,
including, for example, bzip2.

There would be some justification for excluding it, but it's a slippery
slope. There is also justification of adding things.


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