Re: RFC: vim default GUI

From: Fernando_Apesteguía <>
Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2021 11:55:39 UTC
El lun., 2 ago. 2021 13:52, Adam Weinberger <> escribió:

> Hello, ports users,
> I’ve never liked that the default vim package has a huge number of
> dependencies. GTK3 is a beast of a dependency, carrying dozens of packages
> with it. I would like to reduce this, but I want to gain insight from you
> all first.
> My thought is to flavorize the port and make separate packages for each of
> the GUI toolkits: -console (TUI-only), -gtk3, -gtk2, -x11, -motif, etc. I
> would like to make -console the default, meaning that the DEFAULT vim port
> is console-only.
> This would be disruptive: the default package would no longer come with
> gvim!

It is perfectly fine for me.

Thanks for maintaining Vim!

> My question is: how disruptive would this be for you? Would requiring
> people to install vim-gtk3 rather than vim be unduly burdensome? Would it
> be better to maintain the status quo? I’m really interested in your insight
> here.
> Thanks,
> Adam
> —
> Adam Weinberger