[GSoC] About the idea: Unicode support in vi
lichray at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 06:19:44 UTC 2011
On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 1:39 PM, Zhihao Yuan <lichray at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 8:45 AM, Kurt Lidl <lidl at pix.net> wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 10:40:44AM +0100, Johan van Selst wrote:
>>> Zhihao Yuan wrote:
>>> > > Could you please eleborate on the nvi-devel problems? I'm the current
>>> > > maintainer of this port, and as far as I know it's fully functional.
>>> > 1. It does not support non-Unicode encodings. Actually, these
>>> > encodings are mainstream in multi-byte encodings world. A proper
>>> > iconv-awared implementation should be able to handle all of the
>>> > encodings in `iconv -l`;
>>> > 2. It depends on DB3/4. We won't accept DB3/4 in base system and we
>>> > won't accept nvi-devel.
>>> > 3. It's not 100% compatible with nvi 1.79.
>>> Thank you for explaining. Indeed, all valid points and I fully agree
>>> that nvi-devel is not fit for inclusion in base as it is. In fact, the
>>> nvi from base is probably a better starting point (than nvi-devel) to
>>> create an editor that is fully compatible with nvi 1.79 and supports all
>>> multi-byte encodings. And when you, or someone, else creates such an
>>> editor, I will be pleased to remove the obsoleted port of nvi-devel.
>> Has anyone looked at the nvi work that has taken place in NetBSD
>> in the last year or so?
> I have checked that. It's just a latest nvi 1.85.
>> I think they've put in a bunch of wide character support. I'm not
>> sure if their DB code relies on bdb newer than what is in libc or not.
> Zhihao Yuan
> The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Sorry to spam in the group... Since the application time is coming, I
do need a possible mentor. I was told that nvi in the base system was
not managed by a dedicated people. So I hope I can talk with someone
who is free during the summer, and has some interests to help me :)
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
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