Just wanted to install vim - had to spend entire day building
firas at fkraiem.org
Mon Jan 10 14:14:50 UTC 2011
On 10/01/11 14:02, Ed Smith wrote:
> 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.
Totally different thing. The emacs port install GNU Emacs; the xemacs
port installs XEmacs. They are completely separate projects. Vim, on
the other hand, is one project, and the GUI is part of it. There is no
such thing as "xvim". (Also I believe the emacs port installs GNU Emacs
*with a GUI*, the no-GUI version is at emacs-nox11).
> 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:
>>> 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
>> 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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