[RFC] vim-minimal in Base?

Yaakov (Cygwin/X) yselkowitz@users.sourceforge.net
Tue May 14 09:35:00 GMT 2013

On 2013-05-14 02:59, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> 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?

I followed Fedora's lead and compiled vim-minimal --with-features=small, 
which excludes many features and avoids the need for vim-common (which 
requires perl and xxd, the former of which being what started this 
discussion), which e.g. syntax highlighting would require.  But this 
affects *only* ex/vi; vim/view/vimdiff/vimtutor and evim/gvim/etc. are 
fully loaded, and now more than ever with the (dynamically loaded) 
lua/perl/python/python3/ruby interfaces.

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



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