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Re: vim binary package
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Mariusz Wodzicki wrote:
> Incidentally, I also tested the version with the GUI
> [just one configure flag: ./configure --with-features=huge]
> Of course, that increases the size of the vim
> installation dramatically but that may be
> interesting for those of us who prefer not to
> install a separate Win32 version of vim.
Cygwin Ports contains a gvim package, which includes just the gtk2-x11
GUI vim as 'gvim' (and various 'g' symlinks), and depends on vim for the
runtime files, etc.
> The more serious problem is that when the X server
> is not running then the version of vim linked
> with X libraries takes on average around
> 10 seconds to start in either a pcterm or
> an rxvt window.
- From the standard bash prompt with DISPLAY set but X not open, I get
after a few seconds:
E233: cannot open display
Hit ENTER or type command to continue
When I press Enter, I get vim on console. If I unset DISPLAY, I get the
above message immediately.
> I am just curious if anybody can suggest
> a cure for that behavior. Then compiling
> vim with GUI might indeed become
> a viable option.
Providing separates package for the console and GUI vims is done both by
Gentoo and Debian, and should circumvent this problem, as well as
not pulling in X11 and GTK dependencies for those looking just for the
I'm not much of a vim user myself, but with the menus, gvim is a lot
easier to learn.
Of course, in order to get a GTK vim into the distro, Corinna will need
to be consulted, as the Cygwin vim maintainer.
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