Every reasonably sized C++ project these days will use some third party libraries. Some of them like boost are viewed as extensions of the standard libraries that no sane developer would want to be without. Then there is whatever GUI toolkit your project uses, possibly another toolkit to deal with data access, the ACE libraries, etc etc. You get the picture.
Yes, I promise I'll shut up about Emacs package management via ELPA any minute now.
I've blogged about a little elisp snippet I use to install my preferred base set of Emacs packages before. Thanks for all the feedback, it definitely helped improve the code.
Reposted from my old blog. Here's the news from 2009...
Looks like the Windows build of Emacs 24.4 has been released to http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/windows/ on November 15th. As usual, I appear to be a few days behind the times.