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

Chris Faylor cgf@cygnus.com
Fri Jun 2 11:12:00 GMT 2000

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
>something different.

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"


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