RFD: Include an easy editor in the cygwin-standard-distribution

Chris Faylor cgf@cygnus.com
Fri Jun 2 11:08:00 GMT 2000

On Fri, Jun 02, 2000 at 01:22:41PM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
>> If it must be vim we could use Chuck Wilson's version because it is
>> very independant of other packages; I would personally prefer the full
>> version with gnome support but that can always be distributed as an
>> addon to cygwin.
>I was planning to include 'vim' in the group of packages I'm recompiling
>for 'official distribution' in latest/extras/ (or latest/../extras/ or
>wherever). However, my version of vim is not totally independent; you
>still need ncurses and terminfo, which is huge.
>I think vim should be available -- perhaps in the official download site
>but not downloaded by default since it's such a big package. I think a
>small and easy-to-use editor should be included in the default cygwin
>download set -- perhaps 'pico' from the pine suite -- built using
>termcap and not terminfo, and without pine-mail integration? 

We could also just build vim with termcap support.


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