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From: Aron Griffis <agriffis@g.o>
Subject: VIMRUNTIME
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 00:41:32 -0400
(please respond on -dev, not -core)

Hi folks,

This is just a heads-up regarding the vim ebuilds and eclass.  Yesterday
I added 6.2a (aka 6.2_pre1) to the tree.  It's ~ masked but works fine.
Hopefully I'll be able to unmask it during the next package upgrades
phase.

Here are a couple notes:

1. I've removed the setting of VIMRUNTIME from the ebuild.  This was
   installing /etc/env.d/40vim.  There is no reason to set this
   variable, since the vim binary has compiled in the location of the
   run-time files, /usr/share/vim/vim62a.  I have verified this works
   for every vim ebuild in the tree, so I don't know what motivated the
   "fix" in the first place.

   However when you update to the new version, you'll probably notice
   that running "vim" (or any of the variants) gives you some warnings,
   along with syntax highlighting not working, etc.  This is because you
   still have VIMRUNTIME in your environment.  It won't disappear until
   you logout and back in.  I'm sorry, but there's no real way to climb
   up the process tree and remove VIMRUNTIME from the environment of
   each process... :-/

2. Part of my experimentation revealed that vim doesn't yet work with
   ruby-1.8.x.  I'll be working on this eventually to find and fix the
   problem, but for the moment I simply did

        DEPEND="ruby? ( =ruby-1.6* )"

   You might wonder, why not 1.6.*?  Well, Portage didn't like that.
   Something to figure out another time.

3. 6.2a says "6.2 alpha".  It's hardly alpha.  It's really just 6.1 plus
   all 474 patches plus gtk2 support.  That's why I would consider
   marking this stable.

4. This version introduces motif support, so now gvim can produce
   an athena, gtk, gtk2, gnome, or motif binary depending on your USE
   flags.

Have fun and let me know of bugs via bugzilla.  I'll be away until
Monday so I won't be responding to email until then.

Aron

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