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Re: Emacs 27.1 Windows Binaries -- testing wanted

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs 27.1 Windows Binaries -- testing wanted
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 18:19:11 +0300

> Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 16:13:52 +0100
> From: phillip.lord@russet.org.uk
> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org
> > Skipping a test and failing a test is not the same.  You are looking
> > for failures: tests that should have succeeded, but didn't.
> Indeed not. But, skipping a test because something is not compiled in is 
> wrong iff the feature is supposed to be compiled in. Running "make 
> check" on my windows build machine will only pick up errors with json 
> parsing if libjansson was installed.

That's a separate problem.  If you want to be able to detect it as
well, you'd probably need a separate test for features that appear in

> I still think that the windows binary distribution is unnecessarily
> complicated, based on the msys2 dependencies as given.

I agree, but if you want to depend on MSYS2 dependency tracking,
that's part of the price, no?

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