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Re: XEmacs, TeX, and Re: Lengthy Debian install procedures

On Wed, Sep 30, 1998 at 04:16:19PM -0400, Steve Dunham wrote:
> >   1) Support running install-scripts for each of the installed flavors
> >      of emacs (among other reasons, this is because different emacs
> >      are not always byte-compiled file compatible, and we can't have a
> >      separate binary pacakge for each add-on package for each emacs
> >      flavor -- the storage space would be tremendous, and it would
> >      require all emacs add-on package maintainers to have *all*
> >      flavors of emacs installed on their machine to do the builds).
> Actually, I'm willing to assume that disk space is cheap and abundant
> on the developer's machine, but I agree that keeping the size of the
> ftp site (and CDROMs) under control is important.

Please, please, please... don't assume anything about developer's
machines. I do all the development on a P133 laptop with a 600Mb HD!
(If you want to send me a 3Gb 2.5" HD I will be glad to swap in
with my own :)  

Ciao, federico

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