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Re: 64 bit official Windows builds


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: 64 bit official Windows builds
Date: Fri, 08 Jan 2016 11:05:59 +0200

> Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2016 14:38:38 -0800 (PST)
> From: Sam Halliday <address@hidden>
> 
> On Friday, 25 December 2015 07:35:25 UTC, Eli Zaretskii  wrote:
> > > Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2015 15:01:53 -0800 (PST)
> > > From: Sam Halliday <address@hidden>
> > > 
> > > Are there any plans for GNU to create official 64 bit builds of
> > > Emacs releases?
> > 
> > this simply needs a volunteer who'd be prepared to
> > produce the binaries, package them in a compressed archive, set up
> > uploading rights to the GNU servers, and upload the stuff whenever a
> > new release is out.
> 
> I'm happy (this is a relative term when Windoze is involved) to create the 
> builds. I have a virtual Windows image that I use for testing. Can somebody 
> please point me at the exact instructions that I need to follow? Most of my 
> computing experience is with GNU/Linux, so knowing exactly how to set up the 
> build environment would be useful, although I can fumble my way to getting 
> the GNU chain installed, I'm sure.

You will find the instructions in nt/INSTALL and nt/INSTALL.W64 in the
Emacs Git repository.

> Incidentally, http://www.appveyor.com/ can be used in continuous integration 
> for testing on Windows. I use it in my free software projects and its a real 
> time saver. If GNU Emacs was hosted on github it would be possible to trigger 
> a Windows test on every push to master (this might be possible as a mirror). 
> I use a combination of appveyor and a self-hosted 
> https://github.com/drone/drone/ to test, build and deploy our continual 
> delivery releases for all major platforms.
> 
> So, ideally, I'd like to get the GNU Emacs windows builds running off an 
> appveyor script so it should work with the click of a button.

Thanks, but these issues are better discussed on address@hidden,
not here.



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