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RE: Next pretest, and branching plans

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Next pretest, and branching plans
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 10:40:27 -0800

> > It's not clear what statistics you have to back this up.  I 
> > know for a fact that several users of the Windows port build
> > Emacs themselves; what percentage that is of the overall
> > number of people who use the pretest on Windows should be a
> > subject of survey, not guesswork.
> >
> > FWIW, tools for such a build are readily available, and help for
> > setting them up is offered here.  So I could never understand why
> > people who want to contribute refuse to install the necessary
> > development environment.  It's not that setting up such a 
> > development environment is hard or needs many hours.
> Anyhow, if anyone would like to volunteer to make binaries for the
> pretests, please step forward.

It sounds like you already have lots of people making Windows pretest binaries -
Eli knows it for a fact, and I don't doubt it.

So what's needed is not a volunteer to make a binary, but a volunteer to post a
binary that s?he has already made.

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