Commit 9b058753 authored by Jason Rumney's avatar Jason Rumney

Modify for barebin distribution, as undumped distribution no longer exists.

parent a6f4f1e5
......@@ -4,18 +4,21 @@ See the end of the file for license conditions.
Emacs for Windows
This README file describes how to dump a bare precompiled version of GNU
Emacs for Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows 95/98/Me. This distribution
supplements the standard dumped precompiled distribution of Emacs, which
you can download from:
This README file describes how to dump a bare precompiled version of
GNU Emacs for Windows. This barebin distribution supplements the
standard distribution of Emacs, which you can download from:
ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/windows/
ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/
If you do not have the "bin" distribution, then you will need to
download it before you can use this undumped version. Also note that
you should only need to dump Emacs yourself if you want to dump Emacs
with more elisp files than are included normally, or to rebuild Emacs
after patching one of the elisp files that is preloaded.
If you do not have the "bin" or "src" distribution, then you will need
to download one of those before you can use this barebin version.
An additional feature of the barebin version that is not present in
the bin distribution is that it contains an undumped binary of Emacs
(temacs.exe). This can be used to dump Emacs yourself. Note that you
should only need to dump Emacs yourself if you want to dump Emacs with
more elisp files than are included normally, or to rebuild Emacs after
patching one of the elisp files that is preloaded.
The dumping process consists of running a bare Emacs, loading up a
number of general elisp files, and then creating a new Emacs executable
......@@ -23,7 +26,7 @@ preinitialized and ready to run. In the precompiled distributions,
Emacs has already been dumped with the standard configuration.
To dump Emacs, unpack this distribution into the directory created by
unpacking the corresponding standard precompiled distribution. To
unpacking the corresponding standard src or bin distribution. To
verify that you unpacked in the proper place, check to make sure that
you now have a temacs.exe file in the bin directory.
......@@ -32,10 +35,10 @@ run dump.bat. This will produce a new bin\emacs.exe executable for you
to use (the original one is renamed to emacs.exe.orig; this is not
overwritten if you run dump more than once).
For more information about running Emacs, read the README.W32 file that
came with the standard dumped precompiled distribution. If you have
problems with Emacs, including problems with dumping, send email to
"help-emacs-windows@gnu.org".
For more information about running Emacs, read the README.W32 file
that came with this distribution. If you need help using Emacs on
Windows, including problems with dumping, send email to
<help-emacs-windows@gnu.org>.
Enjoy!
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