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Re: Windows emacs-25.1 i686 vs x86_64?


From: David M. Miller
Subject: Re: Windows emacs-25.1 i686 vs x86_64?
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2016 13:44:22 -0400

Awesome, thanks. That's what I was asking.

One question though, what runs the shell scripts, absent any recognizable
shell (bash or sh, ash, zsh, etc.) executable in the bin directory?

--David

On Nov 3, 2016 12:28 PM, "Phillip Lord" <address@hidden> wrote:

> "David M. Miller" <address@hidden> writes:
>
> > On Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 11:32:42 AM UTC-4, David M. Miller
> wrote:
> >> When I went to download 25.1 for windows I saw two packages on the main
> GNU ftp server:
> >>
> >>     emacs-25.1-i686-w64-mingw32.zip
> >>      - AND -
> >>     emacs-25.1-x86_64-w64-mingw32.zip
> >>
> >> but no explanation of the difference between them in the README file.
> >>
> >> Also, there seems to be a separate package of "deps" for each:
> >>
> >>     emacs-25-i686-deps.zip
> >>      - AND -
> >>     emacs-25-x86_64-deps.zip
> >>
> >> the need for which is also not explained anywhere (dependencies?
> dependencies for what?).
> >>
> >> Does anyone know what the difference between the i686 and x86_64
> packages are?
> >> Does anyone know what the "deps" packages are for?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> David
> >
> > After examining both main emacs packages, I think I figured out the
> obscure
> > naming conventions: 'i686' refers to the 32-bit version, while 'x86_64'
> refers
> > to the 64-bit version. So this answers my first question.
> >
> > I have no intention of doing so, but I still wonder whether the "deps"
> package
> > is intended for *BUILDING* emacs, or if it provides runtime binary
> support for
> > some of the more obscure elisp facilities.
>
>
> Apologies for this. I built those packages, and haven't got around to
> updating the README. I will try and do so tonight.
>
> i686 and x86_64 are the 32 and 64 bit versions respectively. The names
> come from the names for these platforms used in ./configure. Probably
> not something that I should be inflicting on users. The "deps" package
> are the external dependencies that Emacs uses, for features like XML
> parsing, image rendering and so forth. If you unpack these over the
> relevant version of Emacs, it's powers will be magically enhanced.
>
> Phil
>


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