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Re: [h-e-w] Compiling Emacs from Bazaar with full image support (and lib

From: Sean Sieger
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Compiling Emacs from Bazaar with full image support (and libxml2)
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 14:51:25 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

    Download the latest libxml2 tarball, unpack it, and read
    win32/Readme.txt there.  Turns out building it with MinGW is easy,
    there's a Windows-specific script in that subdirectory which
    configures the package, and it supports MinGW.  I built it without any
    fuss, with just one minor bug encountered: I configured with the
    optional zlib support, and the produced Makefile used the wrong name
    for zlib library (libzdll, while MinGW uses libz).  After fixing that
    in win32/Makefile, the build "just worked".

    It's a pity this isn't documented anywhere in the libxml2 Web pages,
    or we would have known that back then.  Anyway, better late than
    never ;-)

Thank you, Eli.  Yes, when I replied to your post, I thought that that
should be my next move---get the sources and find the juju I need.  I'll
try to get libxml2 support into the build soon.

Another improvement at the top of my list is spelling.  I looked into
Hunspell again recently, and its source distribution makes a passing
reference to compilation with the Windows SDK (and hence, .NET 4.0) but
I didn't do well for not having used that stuff in almost twenty years.
The (Windows) abyss makes me shudder. Something about needing to convert
from a .vcproj (?) to a .msproj (?).

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