Just wanted to install vim - had to spend entire day building X11

Ed Smith abandon.every.hope at gmail.com
Mon Jan 10 13:30:35 UTC 2011

This seems bizarre.  Logically, it would seem better to do a split like 
vim (bare vim - what you would expect) and xvim (vim with X11) similar 
to how emacs does emacs/xemacs.

On 1/10/2011 4:06 AM, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> On Sun, 9 Jan 2011 22:19:02 +0100, Tony Maserati<abletony84 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm just curious - what's the point of including X11 as a dependency
>> to vim?  And then making a vim-lite port (which you usually discover
>> after installing X11). How about making it vim and vim-x11 instead?
> Maybe because gvim is really *much* nicer than plain console-based vim
> sessions.
> The vim-lite port exists for those cases when you really want to install
> just plain good ol' vim without all the bells and whistles.  You can also
> install editors/vim with WITHOUT_X11='true' to avoid the pulling of all
> this X11 stuff.
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