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Re: RFD: Include an easy editor in the cygwin-standard-distribution
- To: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com>
- Subject: Re: RFD: Include an easy editor in the cygwin-standard-distribution
- From: Chris Faylor <cgf at cygnus dot com>
- Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 14:11:59 -0400
- Cc: Michael Ring <m dot ring at ndh dot net>, cygwin-apps at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
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- Reply-To: cygwin-apps at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
On Fri, Jun 02, 2000 at 10:08:02AM -0700, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>> Editing a file (or explaining how to) can get complicated with vim or
>> emacs; why make it more complicated than neccessary?
>I understand your need for wanting the editing of files to be as simple as
>possible when explaining to the "I want to learn UNIX using Cygwin" folks.
>It's just that they're not going to learn the UNIX utilities if you use
I agree with this. The problem is that there is also a "I just want a free
Windows C compiler" contingent. In general, those people take a back seat
to what I consider the main thrust of Cygwin but, unfortunately, they do
comprise a significant portion of Red Hat's customers (not that you all have
to worry about that) and they are at least a recognizable percentage of net
Maybe we need an easy to use editor for the non-UNIX people and a standard
vi and emacs offering for the people who are UNIX-aware.
Or, maybe we need to incorporate one of the IDEs for the "Windows C compiler"