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Re: Windows Binaries Release: was The emacs-28 release branch

From: Konstantin Kharlamov
Subject: Re: Windows Binaries Release: was The emacs-28 release branch
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2021 16:45:47 +0300
User-agent: Evolution 3.40.4

On Sun, 2021-10-17 at 08:43 +0800, Po Lu wrote:
> Konstantin Kharlamov <hi-angel@yandex.ru> writes:
> > > No, not to my knowledge. Emacs does not cross-compile. It has to be
> > > built on Windows, using msys2 and mingw64. The toolchain is free, the
> > > operating system is not.
> > 
> > FWIW, neither of them counts as cross-compilation. A Windows app run
> > under WINE sees the usual Windows environment, except it is actually
> > simulated. Running msys2 and mingw64 under WINE would count as "native
> > compilation".
> BTW, I wasn't able to build Emacs under msys2 and Wine.  temacs
> experiences a segmentation fault during dumping (with the portable dumper).

Yeah, WINE isn't perfect. But it is actively developed, so upon encountering 
such problems it might help to make sure you run latest released version (they 
release a new one every two weeks).

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