Commit 34cad827 authored by Eli Zaretskii's avatar Eli Zaretskii
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nt/INSTALL: Minor fixes.

parent 632e91a6
......@@ -9,15 +9,15 @@ Windows starting with Windows 2000 and newer. Windows 9X are not
supported (but the Emacs binary produced by this build will run on
Windows 9X as well).
Do not use this recipe with Cygwin. For building on Cygwin, use the
normal installation instructions, ../INSTALL.
* For the brave (a.k.a. "impatient"):
For those who have a working MSYS/MinGW development environment and
are comfortable with running Posix configure scripts, here are the
concise instructions for configuring and building the native Windows
binary of Emacs with these tools.
Do not use this recipe with Cygwin. For building on Cygwin, use the
normal installation instructions, ../INSTALL.
binary of Emacs with these tools:
0. Start the MSYS Bash window. Everything else below is done from
that window's Bash prompt.
......@@ -49,7 +49,7 @@ Windows 9X as well).
You can pass other options to the configure script. Here's a
typical example (for an in-place debug build):
CPPFLAGS='-DGLYPH_DEBUG=1' CFLAGS='-O0 -g3' ./configure --prefix=/d/usr/emacs --enable-checking
CFLAGS='-O0 -g3' ./configure --prefix=/d/usr/emacs --enable-checking='yes,glyphs'
3. After the configure script finishes, it should display the
resulting configuration. After that, type
......@@ -82,7 +82,7 @@ Windows 9X as well).
A correct installation makes all the rest almost trivial; a botched
installation will likely make you miserable for quite some time.
There are two alternative to installing MinGW + MSYS: using the GUI
There are two alternatives to installing MinGW + MSYS: using the GUI
installer, called mingw-get, provided by the MinGW project, or
manual installation. The next two sections describe each one of
......@@ -169,7 +169,7 @@ Windows 9X as well).
you are building from the repository:
. Texinfo (needed to produce the Info manuals when building from
bzr, and for "make install")
bzr/git, and for "make install")
Available from
......@@ -373,11 +373,11 @@ Windows 9X as well).
A few frequently used options are needed when you want to produce an
unoptimized binary with runtime checks enabled:
CPPFLAGS='-DGLYPH_DEBUG=1' CFLAGS='-O0 -g3' ./configure --prefix=PREFIX --enable-checking
CFLAGS='-O0 -g3' ./configure --prefix=PREFIX --enable-checking='yes,glyphs'
Once invoked, the configure script will run for some time, and, if
successful, will eventually produce a summary of the configuration
like this:
similar to this:
Configured for `i686-pc-mingw32'.
......@@ -724,43 +724,6 @@ Windows 9X as well).
You need the libiconv-X.Y.Z-N-mingw32-dev.tar.lzma tarball from that
* Experimental SVG support
To compile with SVG, you will need pkg-config to be installed, as
the configure script invokes pkg-config to find out which compiler
switches to use for SVG. See above for the URL where you can find
pkg-config for Windows.
SVG support is currently experimental, and not built by default.
Specify --with-rsvg and ensure you have all the dependencies in your
include path. Unless you have built a minimalist librsvg yourself
(untested), librsvg depends on a significant chunk of GTK+ to build,
plus a few Gnome libraries, libxml2, libbz2 and zlib at runtime. The
easiest way to obtain the dependencies required for building is to
download a pre-bundled GTK+ development environment for Windows.
To use librsvg at runtime, ensure that librsvg and its dependencies
are on your PATH. If you didn't build librsvg yourself, you will
need to check with where you downloaded it from for the
dependencies, as there are different build options. If it is a
short list, then it most likely only lists the immediate
dependencies of librsvg, but the dependencies themselves have
dependencies - so don't download individual libraries from GTK+,
download and install the whole thing. If you think you've got all
the dependencies and SVG support is still not working, check your
PATH for other libraries that shadow the ones you downloaded.
Libraries of the same name from different sources may not be
compatible, this problem was encountered with libbzip2 from GnuWin32
with libcroco from
If you can see etc/images/splash.svg, then you have managed to get
SVG support working. Congratulations for making it through DLL hell
to this point. You'll probably find that some SVG images crash
Emacs. Problems have been observed in some images that contain
text, they seem to be a problem in the Windows port of Pango, or
maybe a problem with the way Cairo or librsvg is using it that
doesn't show up on other platforms.
This file is part of GNU Emacs.
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