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Re: Emacs 25 size and static linking


From: Robert Thorpe
Subject: Re: Emacs 25 size and static linking
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:48:04 +0000

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Tomas Nordin <address@hidden>
>> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:21:51 +0100
>> 
>> > 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
...
>> -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*
>
> And this is a normal size for an unstripped binary with full debug
> info.
>
> So my hypothesis seems correct, and you have nothing to worry about.
> It's not a bug or some other problem, that's intended.

I see, that explains it.  Thank you Eli and Tomas.

Does this mean that Emacs 25 needs all the same libraries as Emacs 24.5
if you want all the features?

So, libxml2, libiconv, the image libraries, etc.

BR,
Robert Thorpe





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