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Re: Emacs 25 size and static linking


From: Tomas Nordin
Subject: Re: Emacs 25 size and static linking
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:21:51 +0100

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> 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 see something similar, see below.

>> 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?

Here is the listings of the emacs bin directory for respective version
on the windows machine I use

$ ls -hl emacs-24.5/bin
total 26M
-rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 577K Oct 26  2016 addpm.exe*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 956K Oct 26  2016 ctags.exe*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 713K Oct 26  2016 ebrowse.exe*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 8.8M Oct 26  2016 emacs.exe*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 8.8M Oct 26  2016 emacs-24.5.exe*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 997K Oct 26  2016 emacsclient.exe*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 652K Oct 26  2016 emacsclientw.exe*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 953K Oct 26  2016 etags.exe*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 7.0K Oct 26  2016 grep-changelog*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 1.1M Jan 31  2017 libiconv-2.dll*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 1.1M Jan 31  2017 libxml2-2.dll*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 520K Oct 26  2016 libXpm.dll*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 483K Oct 26  2016 runemacs.exe*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089  71K Jan 31  2017 zlib1.dll*
$ ls -hl emacs-25.3_1/bin
total 205M
-rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 2.3M Jan  4 11:54 addpm.exe*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 2.5M Jan  4 11:54 ctags.exe*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 1.9M Jan  4 11:54 ebrowse.exe*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089  95M Jan  4 11:54 emacs.exe*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089  95M Jan  4 11:54 emacs-25.3.exe*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 2.5M Jan  4 11:54 emacsclient.exe*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 1.9M Jan  4 11:54 emacsclientw.exe*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 2.5M Jan  4 11:54 etags.exe*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089  76K Jan  4 11:54 libXpm-noX4.dll*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 1.7M Jan  4 11:54 runemacs.exe*





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