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Re: [Emacspeak] [tvraman/emacspeak] Adds Windows and SharpWin support (PR #119)

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  • From: Robert Melton <lists AT>
  • To: tvraman/emacspeak <reply+AAAWG72Z7R2HVWHXPMXUZY6ECQDDZEVBNHHIIF67FA AT>, Emacspeaks <emacspeak AT>
  • Cc: tvraman/emacspeak <emacspeak AT>, Author <author AT>
  • Subject: Re: [Emacspeak] [tvraman/emacspeak] Adds Windows and SharpWin support (PR #119)
  • Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2024 12:28:05 -0400

First attempt forwarding a github discussion to the list, lets see how
well this works. I sort of faked how I imagined an email correspondence
on it would look below.




Alright, so for various reasons I am willing to go over if anyone cares,
I ruled out cygwin and WSL.

The good news in this case is that we just need a very small number of
very basic tools. Msys, Msys2 and GnuWin should all be enough to make
it work.

I am not completely clear on how option B would work, would that be a that lives alongside the current Makefile? Or was the
intention a Makefile under SharpWin that does all the required build
steps for the entire project?

Will close the PR and we can continue discussion on list.

>> On Mar 30, 2024, at 10:44, T. V. Raman <notifications AT> wrote:
>> Let's not touch so many files. And let's not have if/else switches
>> everywhere, I wont sign up to maintaining this. To build on Windows: A.
>> Require user to use cygwin or wsl, or alternatively B. Write a Windows
>> specific Makefile. Linux tools like tar etc are expected -- I'm not
>> interested in having Emacspeak work for a Windows user who wont install
>> Linux-like tools
> Ticket Content:
> This provides extremely basic support for SharpWin. Should have zero impact
> on anything that isn't Windows.
> • Gates parts of the Makefile that can't work on windows (chmod, README
> using HEAD and tar)
> • Ensures when on windows it uses cmd.exe and doesn't use sh if
> available
> • Changes the quotes from ' to " for the build line, this does not
> matter on *nix, and makes it work in cmd.exe
> • Adds the SharpWin server option
> More complete version will come before merging officially, but this is
> enough to let people test by using Emacspeak git and SharpWin git together.
Robert "robertmeta" Melton
lists AT <mailto:lists AT>

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