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Re: Emacs 26.1 on Windows is HUGE


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs 26.1 on Windows is HUGE
Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2019 10:14:14 +0300

> From: address@hidden (Phillip Lord)
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 21:59:08 +0100
> 
> > Maybe report that to the MSYS2 packagers.  It's IMO wrong to consider
> > every package that comes with a few Python script not essential to its
> > functionality to be dependent on Python.
> 
> Hmmm. Actually, it's indirect, via libglib2.
> 
> The dependency was added deliberately in this commit.
> 
> d394f202ab275d931f9408c68a4dc1fa95ad723c
> 
> viewable here:
> 
> https://github.com/msys2/MINGW-packages/commit/d394f202ab275d931f9408c68a4dc1fa95ad723c#diff-4edc48d8f1e38f841d1aa74999389b6e
> 
> A priori, I am a bit surprised this is a runtime rather than build time
> dependency, or possibly the dependency on python should be in
> gobject-introspection only.

I think it should be a build-time dependency, indeed.

> Adding a python dependency to glib seems quite a blunt solution.


> But my knowledge in this is limited to say the least. What do think,
> Eli? Worth reporting?

I think you are exactly right.  There's already a question to that
effect from another user in that issue, and it didn't get any response
AFAICS.  Perhaps showing them the bloat in the Emacs distribution due
to this could change their minds.



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