[arch-dev-public] new vi/vim/gvim

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed Feb 18 12:22:46 EST 2009

On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 11:32 AM, Tobias Kieslich <tobias at justdreams.de> wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Feb 2009, Aaron Griffin wrote:
>> What if we have the gvim package optdepend on gtk and the like?
>> "Install these for GUI support" ? I dunno if that would work, but it's
>> an idea.
> I thought exactly that, but a quick test on twm with pacman -Rd gtk2
> gave me a missing .so file when I tried the vim binary. So I guess
> that's a no. Booo.

So my only problem with this is the original reason why we went to
this scheme: too many people complained that they could not get a
featureful vim without installing gvim and all the deps. Dolby
suggested on one of the bug reports, to stick with the current split
and just rename "vi" -> "vim-core" in a similar manner as dbus. It's
not as barebones as nvi, but that's not a terrible thing.

I don't know a proper solution here, but I'm just pointing out that
we'd go back where we started.

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