Subject: Re: gimp depends on emacs?
To: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jim Wise <email@example.com>
Date: 05/03/1999 13:05:22
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On Mon, 3 May 1999, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
>On Mon, 3 May 1999, Berndt Josef Wulf wrote:
>> Wouldn't it be more efficient to include the missing files with the patches
>> avoiding to have to download and build emacs just for the sake of creating
>> two doc files? Besides preserving disk-space, it will save a lot of download
>> time, bandwidth and money, especially who have to use a standard modem
>> and pay an ISP to connect to the internet.
>If you're concerned about download time, bandwidth, money and compilation
>time, why don't you just use binary packages then? Emacs is needed for
>building only, and it won't fill your disk if you install from binary
IMHO, that's not really the issue here. For every copy of the GIMP
built from our package, the content of those files will be identical.
Many of don't have emacs installed, and don't want to -- having to
install it if the gimp couldn't be built without would be perfectly
reasonable, but having to install it in order to dynamically generate
two files which we already know what the contents of will be seems...
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