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Re: Make check in trunk

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Make check in trunk
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:02:33 +0300

> From: Andy Moreton <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:24:46 +0100
> On Tue 02 Sep 2014, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> >> From: Andy Moreton <address@hidden>
> >> Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:52:30 +0100
> >> 
> >> I switched over last week, in order to start using the Mingw64 compiler
> >> in a painless way.
> >
> > Are you saying that MSYS cannot run MinGW64?
> >
> > If not, what do you mean by "painless"?  What kind of pain did you
> > experience before?
> The mingw project is rudderless, and up until only a couple of weeks ago
> had been advertising a broken compiler and runtime as its current
> release for months.
> Setting up a working MSYS/mingw build environment with a consistent set
> of libraries for optional emacs features (images, XML, etc.) is a
> pain. The mingw/MSYS world does not have any package management worth
> the name.
> MSYS2 is simply a more recent fork from Cygwin than MSYS. The project
> has 32bit and 64bit MSYS2 environments, and packages including mingw and 
> mingw64
> (32 and 64bit) toolchains and libs. It is far easier to install a full
> consistent set of dependencies with a working package manager.
> I want a simple way to get a full featured up to date emacs build, and
> then use it for productive work. I do not want to spend my time tracking
> down the right combination of tools and libraries (or have to build all
> of them myself). At the moment, MSYS2 with a mingw64 toolchain fits that
> requirement far better than mingw/MSYS.


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