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From: Brent Baude <ranger@g.o>
Subject: Re: Call for feature request for 2008.0
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 17:13:02 -0600
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.


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