[arch-general] vim runtime woes

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri May 14 15:23:15 EDT 2010

On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 2:21 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 6:07 PM, Jan Steffens <jan.steffens at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The vim runtime that can be retrieved via rsync is outdated.
>> Some of the patches modify the runtime, and some of these changes
>> (e.g. 394) are lost when the runtime is overwritten with the runtime
>> from rsync.
>> Not using the runtime from rsync at all also misses some updates.
>> Any thoughts on how to solve this? One option would be to build vim
>> from Mercurial (http://vim.googlecode.com).
> I also agree that building from Mercurial might be our best bet here.
> The vim PKGBUILD is crazy complex as it is, and switching to Mercurial
> snapshots is probably a cleaner idea.

And it looks like it DOES have tags, so "v7-2-325" would give us vim
7.2 including up to patch 325.

Simpler PKGBUILD? Check. More up to date runtime? Check. Less headache
to maintain? Check

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