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

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Mon Jan 10 15:10:54 UTC 2011

On Mon, 10 Jan 2011 08:02:35 -0500, Ed Smith <abandon.every.hope at gmail.com> 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.

XEmacs[1] is not 'Emacs with X11 support', but a very different editor.
The main GNU Emacs port (editors/emacs) does include support for X11,
and it's actually a lot more pleasant to use under X window.

[1] http://xemacs.org/

Its name is certainly slightly confusing now that people have gotten
accustomed to all the 'foo' vs. 'xfoo' ports, but the XEmacs editor has
been around for a *long* time, so let's not confuse it for something
very different from what it is :)

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