[RFC] vim-minimal in Base?

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Tue May 14 07:59:00 GMT 2013

On May 14 01:07, Warren Young wrote:
> On 5/13/2013 21:28, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
> >As these utilities are required by
> >POSIX[1], should the vim-minimal package be added to Base?
> As long as when I install vim-kitchensink setup.exe knows how to
> quietly replace vim-minimal, I'm happy to see Vim in Base.
> Yes, truly happy.  Gone are the days when I forget to install an
> editor on a new Cygwin install, then have to go re-run setup to fix
> that.
> I expect I'll now find myself running vim-minimal for months on some
> boxes, purely because I got it by default and it's good enough.

In theory I agree.  Still...

What bugs me with vim-minimal on Fedora is usually that it's lacking
basic vim functionality, even if it does not rely on external packages.
I'm not quite sure if I remember correctly, but in the past I think I
even had problems with color settings for syntax decoration, which
forced me to use the vim-enhanced package.  And I'm really not using
any complicated stuff, like text folding or so...

So my question is, is vim-minimal at least more or less feature complete
as far as the feature doesn't require external dependencies?

Apart from that, yes, vim-minimal should be a Base package, finally ;)


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