[PATCH] update editors/vim from 6.4->7.0

Adam Weinberger adamw at FreeBSD.org
Mon Jun 19 14:23:20 UTC 2006

>> (06.19.2006 @ 1053 PST): Roman Bogorodskiy said, in 0.8K: <<
>   David O'Brien wrote:
> [..]
> > What I'm not interested in at this time:
> > * Tweaks to the "WITH_*" build options, or default GUI.
> Aren't you interested in changing of the default GUI only at this moment
> or in general? I think gtk20 GUI would be much better than gtk12 one.
> Roman Bogorodskiy
>> end of "Re: [PATCH] update editors/vim from 6.4->7.0" from Roman Bogorodskiy <<

David has taken the time to explain this to me multiple times, so I hope that
he's okay with me answering this question for him.

David looks at the GUI situation from an absolute-number-of-dependencies
perspective, and GTK2 has many more dependencies than GTK1.2. The
GTK1.2 interface works just fine, and the WITH_ switch to install the GTK2
GUI works too. GTK1.2 is much smaller than GTK2, and the GTK1.2 code
has been in vim for much longer.

David has never expressed any problem with having vim install GTK2 by
default if the GTK2 libraries are already installed. Show him a patch,
and show that it works, and I bet that he'll have no problem with it.

But making vim use GTK2 by absolute default hasn't been on his list of
issues that are worth the extra bloat that GTK2 adds.

David, is this a fair summary?

# Adam

Adam Weinberger
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