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Re: Emacs 25 size and static linking


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs 25 size and static linking
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 05:41:25 +0200

> From: Robert Thorpe <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 01:06:52 +0000
> 
> I use Emacs 25 on MS Windows.
> 
> I've noticed that the executable for Emacs 25 is much larger than the
> executable was for Emacs 24.  It's nearly 10 times larger.
> 
> I presume this is because some libraries have been statically linked
> into Emacs.  I expect that means that the MS Windows user doesn't have
> to install those libraries separately?
> 
> Is this correct?

No, I think the Emacs 24 binary you were using was stripped.  What is
its size, and what is the size of the Emacs 25 binary?



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