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Re: Are there non-mingw32 binaries for Windows?

From: Kevin Layer
Subject: Re: Are there non-mingw32 binaries for Windows?
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:46:30 -0800

Óscar and Eli, thanks.  I'll proceed with the mingw32 binaries.

On Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 12:41 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> From: Kevin Layer <address@hidden>
>> Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:54:55 -0800
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> I've just never used the mingw32 binaries and the installation is more
>> complex.  I have been repackaging the older, single-zip binaries with
>> an NSIS installer, since it's just easier for Windows people to run an
>> exe to install.
> The current binaries are also provided as a single zip file.  The
> other zip file is for optional libraries that were not available with
> previous versions (you needed to install them separately by
> yourself).  If you don't want the optional libraries, you don't have
> to install them.
>> I'm just embarking on the task of updating it for 25.1, and wanted to
>> know if the old style binaries were just temporarily missing or gone
>> forever.
> What are "the old style binaries"?
>> One question about the mingw32 emacs binary: is it like the Cygwin
>> emacs binary where it uses Cygwin mounts?  What I liked about the
>> native (MSVC) compiled emacs was that it used C:\... instead of /c/...
> No, MinGW produces native Windows executables.

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