[arch-dev-public] status of vi/vim in testing

Tobias Kieslich tobias at justdreams.de
Wed Jun 17 11:28:45 EDT 2009


	my main gripe with nvi is the not missing bad badly broken support
for unicode stuff. I didn't have time to check out how and if other
distros deal with it. However I'm all for keeping vim out of core. about
the renaming, I couldn't care less. But the main point is that LSB
expects a vi. A binary name that is. And that's why I'm perfectly fine
with keeping the package name. Nvi by default installes itself as vi.

I have a few more changes for vim/gvim which I will get up this week. 

On Wed, 17 Jun 2009, Pierre Schmitz wrote:

> On Wednesday 17 June 2009 14:25:07 Tobias Powalowski wrote:
> > It's a whole mess, which needs to be cleaned.
> > First should be decided in which direction this should go.
> > personally i hate this nvi, it's so restricted.
> Why don't we remove the vi package from core, put the "real" vim into extra, 
> rename vi from testing to what it actually is: nvi.
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