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Re: Make check in trunk

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: Make check in trunk
Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:09:57 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (windows-nt)

Andy Moreton <address@hidden> writes:

> 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?

I was under the impression that it could not. It would certainly require
compiling the 64 bit gcc toolchain from scratch; it is _far_ easier to
install MSYS2.

>> 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.

+2 :)

-- Stephe

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