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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Mar 11 01:01:37 EDT 2009

Aaron Griffin wrote:
> 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.

Has anything been decided with this?  Apparently vim needs a patch to 
build against the latest ruby which I was going to attempt updating soon. 


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