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Re: Old (static) builds of Emacs

From: Philip Kaludercic
Subject: Re: Old (static) builds of Emacs
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 21:21:51 +0000

I have tried using GNU Guix to build old versions of Emacs, and it seems
to work well up until 24.5.  It seems something was changed in glibc (?)
that necessitated a change in Emacs, if I understand correctly.  Does
anyone remember what happened here, so that I can patch these versions
(or would it be easier to build an old version of Glibc)?

Philip Kaludercic <philipk@posteo.net> writes:

> Until now I have only been able to test the library using Emacs 27.2 and
> Emacs 28.0.50/60. This doesn't seem like enough for a library that
> actually targets older versions of Emacs.
> My question is therefore: Does anyone know where to download old Emacs
> builds? I have tried building 24.x and 25.x on my system, but it seems
> (?) that changes in glibc prevent this from being done.
> So before I have to set up virtual machines with older distributions, I
> was wondering if anyone knew of an archive with pre-build, preferably
> static, Emacs builds.
> Philip Kaludercic <philipk@posteo.net> writes:
>> Hello again,
>> I have been working on compat.el over the last week, and have written a
>> number of tests. The source code has been uploaded here:
>>        https://git.sr.ht/~pkal/compat
>> The library should be usable in it's current state, but I'd be
>> interested to hear from other people and developers too.  There might be
>> missing functions or macros, edge cases that could be added to the
>> tests, etc. that could be improved.

        Philip Kaludercic

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