Re: RFC: vim default GUI

From: Serpent7776 <>
Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2021 15:37:11 UTC
On Mon, 2 Aug 2021 05:51:24 -0600
Adam Weinberger <> wrote:

> 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!
> 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.
I don't see an issue with that, as long as there will be an option to install
GUI client in a separate package.
It might be a good idea to add a note to package message like:
"This package doesn't include a GUI client, you can install that separately in
vim-gtk package"

 * Serpent7776