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Re: Emacs 27.1 Windows Binaries -- testing wanted

From: Daniel Brooks
Subject: Re: Emacs 27.1 Windows Binaries -- testing wanted
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2020 12:54:31 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

>> From: Daniel Brooks <db48x@db48x.net>
>> Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2020 11:11:19 -0700
>> If you'd like inspiration, Firefox does a pretty decent job at this;
>> just visit about:buildconfig to see.
> We have system-configuration-features, which shows the equivalent
> info.

And system-configuration-options, though as far as I know there's no git
commit hash.

> But this isn't Phillip's problem: the problem here is that the Windows
> build of Emacs tries to load the optional libraries when they are
> first required, and if the load fails, the corresponding feature will
> behave as not available, even though Emacs was built to support that
> feature.

That is a fun wrinkle, and I hadn't understood it. Sounds like his
report will be more like Firefox's about:support than about:buildconfig.


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