[arch-general] vi/vim/gvim without ruby support

Tobias Kieslich tobias at justdreams.de
Sat May 9 13:45:39 EDT 2009


	the ruby in testing as of 3 days ago. That would be 1.8 I think.
	we can build gvim(the only one with ruby enabled) without ruby
support for the time being. I don't think that many people actually
script vim with ruby and there aren't all that many ruby-vim scripts out
there. Now I can be wrong, but I think it's only fair to NOT let gvim
stall the ruby packages. Once we have ruby 1.9* support in vim we enable
it again. No big deal.

As for the OP: vim is a symlink to vim-normal because upon installation
of gvim it becomes a symlink to vim-full (more powerful, better script
support, etc ... all the bells and whistles) where gvim will be a
symlink to the same binary it just automatically invokes it with GUI
support. That's just how vim works.

On Sat, 09 May 2009, Allan McRae wrote:

> Kessia 'even' Pinheiro wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Tobias, i`m without a machine, so, i can`t check the vim version. Did you
>> compile new vim with witch version of ruby?
> It will be with ruby-1.8 because 1.9 is not in the repos yet...  I am  
> waiting for the vi(m)'s to move out of [testing] before I do the ruby  
> update.
> Allan

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