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Re: Process to build standalone Emacs + deps in Windows

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Process to build standalone Emacs + deps in Windows
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 17:25:48 +0200

> From: Juan José García-Ripoll
>  <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 15:43:24 +0100
> 4. It creates a zip file where many of the superfluous directories and
> executables have been removed. I would go for removing even more, since
> it seems that Emacs is built with zlib and we could get rid of
> b*zip*.exe, xz.exe, etc.

No, zlib doesn't replace bzip2 and xz, you need additional libraries
for that (and Emacs currently cannot use such libraries directly

> b) I realized that Cairo is pulled in as a dependency, but Emacs is
> built without support for Cairo. Is this intentional?

It's a side effect of the fact that librsvg needs Cairo.  We don't
(yet) have support for drawing with Cairo on MS-Windows directly from

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