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Re: Emacs 26.1 on Windows is HUGE


From: Björn Lindqvist
Subject: Re: Emacs 26.1 on Windows is HUGE
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 06:09:22 +0200

Den tis 16 apr. 2019 kl 22:54 skrev Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden>:
>
> Björn Lindqvist <address@hidden> writes:
>
> >> Most likely the executables include debug information. It uses disk
> >> space but no RAM.
> >>
> >> On addition to that, one thing that makes little for this distribution
> >> is to include emacs.exe and emacs-26.1.exe, which are identical.
> >>
> >> BTW, 26.2 was just released, although the binary pretests on
> >>
> >> https://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/pretest/windows/emacs-26/
> >>
> >> have the same size.
> >>
> >> You can use `strip.exe' (from binutils) to remove the debug information.
> >
> > I tried that. I downloaded the strip.exe fom
> >
> > https://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw/files/MinGW/Base/binutils/binutils-2.28/
> >
> > But when running it on the binary:
> >
> >     > C:\code\langs\MingGW\bin\strip.exe -s emacs.exe
> >     C:\code\langs\MingGW\bin\strip.exe:emacs.exe: File format not recognized
>
> You have Emacs x86_64 and that "strip.exe" executable is for i686. That
> means that you have a 64 bits Emacs Windows executable but the strip.exe
> executable was configured for working on 32 bits executables.

I downloaded the 64bit MinGW (from here
https://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw-w64/)
and that strip.exe doesn't work either:

    >C:\code\langs\MingGW-64\mingw32\bin\strip.exe emacs.exe
    C:\code\langs\MingGW-64\mingw32\bin\strip.exe:emacs.exe: File
format not recognized


-- 
mvh/best regards Björn Lindqvist



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