Commit 6c72c0c7 authored by Eli Zaretskii's avatar Eli Zaretskii

Rearrange text to make it clear that the make/shell compatibility

table refers only to the MinGW build.
parent ad8121fe
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To compile Emacs, you will need either Microsoft Visual C++ 2.0 or
later and nmake, or a Windows port of GCC 2.95 or later with MinGW
and W32 API support and a port of GNU make. You can use the Cygwin
and W32 API support and a port of GNU Make. You can use the Cygwin
ports of GCC, but Emacs requires the MinGW headers and libraries to
build (latest versions of the Cygwin toolkit, at least since v1.3.3,
include the MinGW headers and libraries as an integral part).
Other compilers may work, but specific reports from people that have
tried suggest that the Intel C compiler (for example) may produce an
Emacs executable with strange filename completion behaviour. Unless
you would like to assist by finding and fixing the cause of any bugs
like this, we recommend the use of the supported compilers mentioned
in the previous paragraph.
You will also need a copy of the Posix cp, rm and mv programs. These
and other useful Posix utilities can be obtained from one of several
projects:
* http://www.mingw.org/ ( MinGW )
* http://www.cygwin.com/ ( Cygwin )
* http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/ ( UnxUtils )
* http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/ ( GnuWin32 )
If you build Emacs on Windows 9X or ME, not on Windows 2K/XP or
Windows NT, we suggest to install the Cygwin port of Bash.
Additional instructions and help for building Emacs on Windows can be
found at the Emacs Wiki:
http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/WThirtyTwoInstallationKit
and at this URL:
http://ourcomments.org/Emacs/w32-build-emacs.html
For reference, here is a list of which builds of GNU make are known
to work or not, and whether they work in the presence and/or absence
of sh.exe, the Cygwin port of Bash. Note that any version of make
that is compiled with Cygwin will only work with Cygwin tools, due to
the use of cygwin style paths. This means Cygwin make is unsuitable
for building parts of Emacs that need to invoke Emacs itself (leim and
"make bootstrap", for example). Also see the Trouble-shooting section
below if you decide to go ahead and use Cygwin make.
If you use the MinGW port of GCC and GNU Make to build Emacs, there
are some compatibility issues wrt Make and the shell that is run by
Make, either the standard COMMAND.COM/CMD.EXE supplied with Windows
or sh.exe., a port of a Unixy shell. For reference, here is a list
of which builds of GNU Make are known to work or not, and whether
they work in the presence and/or absence of sh.exe, the Cygwin port
of Bash. Note that any version of Make that is compiled with Cygwin
will only work with Cygwin tools, due to the use of cygwin style
paths. This means Cygwin Make is unsuitable for building parts of
Emacs that need to invoke Emacs itself (leim and "make bootstrap",
for example). Also see the Trouble-shooting section below if you
decide to go ahead and use Cygwin make.
In addition, using 4NT as your shell is known to fail the build process,
at least for 4NT version 3.01. Use cmd.exe, the default NT shell,
at least for 4NT version 3.01. Use CMD.EXE, the default Windows shell,
instead. MSYS sh.exe also appears to cause various problems. If you have
MSYS installed, try "make SHELL=cmd.exe" to force the use of cmd.exe
instead of sh.exe.
......@@ -102,6 +78,34 @@
May work if building emacs without leim.
[6] please report if you try this combination.
Other compilers may work, but specific reports from people that have
tried suggest that the Intel C compiler (for example) may produce an
Emacs executable with strange filename completion behaviour. Unless
you would like to assist by finding and fixing the cause of any bugs
like this, we recommend the use of the supported compilers mentioned
in the previous paragraph.
You will also need a copy of the Posix cp, rm and mv programs. These
and other useful Posix utilities can be obtained from one of several
projects:
* http://www.mingw.org/ ( MinGW )
* http://www.cygwin.com/ ( Cygwin )
* http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/ ( UnxUtils )
* http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/ ( GnuWin32 )
If you build Emacs on Windows 9X or ME, not on Windows 2K/XP or
Windows NT, we suggest to install the Cygwin port of Bash.
Additional instructions and help for building Emacs on Windows can be
found at the Emacs Wiki:
http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/WThirtyTwoInstallationKit
and at this URL:
http://ourcomments.org/Emacs/w32-build-emacs.html
* Configuring
Configuration of Emacs is now handled by running configure.bat in the
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