Could you please provide the lisp .el files in the binary package? It will be convenient to made changes on .el file if necessary.
The reason for not including .el files is to keep the binary packages as small as possible: The first release, http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/nqmacs/emacs-188.8.131.52-20031013-win32.zip?download , which included .el files, is about 30MB, compared to about 20MB of the subsequent releases without .el files.
However, I see that it would be useful to have the .el files too, so I think I will provide an additional package containing the .el files only for each release from now on.
Agree with you. It doesn't make a lot of sense to add .el files for the old release.
It isn't just useful, the GPL requires you to provide FULL SOURCE (this includes .c/.h files as well as .el). You can keep it in a seperate tar file to keep the downloads small, but you must provide it. I posted a message to the bug tracker on 2 Feb about this, but you don't seem to have noticed it.
You're right about that. For subsequent releases I will provide the c-sources used for compiling as well as the el-sources in seperate tarballs.
Sorry about not reacting to the bug tracker item, the tracker was not configured to send entries by mail. This is now fixed.
There is a script in admin/nt for making releases. You might want to use that to make sure you include all the right files. Probably you want to post the src, lisp and bin packages.
You seem to be willfully ignoring this issue. The previously filed bug was closed the same day you released yet another binary-only version.
The source archive is already on my harddisk and will be on sourceforge during the next 24 hours. Just be a little patient ;)
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