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From: Kamil Górnik <gentoo@...>
Subject: Re: Call for feature request for 2008.0
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2008 08:13:39 +0100
Andrew Gaffney pisze:
> Brent Baude wrote:
>> 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.
> 
> The busybox binary included in the stage3 has vi support built-in. If 
> you really want to use vi, you can just do 'busybox vi /path/to/file'.
> 

ok, last response settles the matter for me :) I was required to learn 
vi at university and just got used of it. I'm just unabled to use 
anything apart of vi... And there's no need to start a war because of it ;)
Binary static version would require preparation for many ~archs... Once 
busybox has vi support we can 'EOF' this thread.
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