Gentoo Archives: gentoo-releng

From: Brent Baude <ranger@g.o>
To: gentoo-releng@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-releng] Call for feature request for 2008.0
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 23:13:04
Message-Id: 479BBE7E.80806@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-releng] Call for feature request for 2008.0 by Andrew Gaffney
Andrew Gaffney wrote:
> Kamil Górnik wrote: >> Hi, >> >> I suffer lack of vi (vim) on stage3 since ever. It's not a big binary >> and still there are those who prefer vi to nano. >> Every time I install gentoo the first time I need to do after setting >> up the system is emerging vi before emerge -Du world. > > We will *never* include vim instead of nano, simple because > *everybody* can use nano, which many people have no fscking clue how > to use vim. I've been a linux user for almost 8 years, and I've never > learned how to use vim. We also will not include *both* packages, > because that would bloat the stages unnecessarily. > > Just because you prefer vim instead of nano doesn't mean we should use > it. There are many aspects of the release where somebody thinks that > *their* preference is the correct one. It usually isn't :P >
I've heard this numerous times. And Andrew is correct in that stage 3 should not ever include vim. That said, how about a static version of vim that could hang out somewhere and be brought down and used quite easily. I'll leave it to ya'll to figure that one out. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Scanned with Copfilter Version 0.84beta3a (ProxSMTP 1.6) AntiVirus: ClamAV 0.91.2/5562 - Sat Jan 26 05:34:23 2008 by Markus Madlener @ http://www.copfilter.org -- gentoo-releng@l.g.o mailing list

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Re: [gentoo-releng] Call for feature request for 2008.0 Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-releng] Call for feature request for 2008.0 Andrew Gaffney <agaffney@g.o>