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Text editors: suggestion to add vi

by sskras ⌂, Lithuania, Monday, July 17, 2023, 06:39 (344 days ago)

I watched the video by DistroTube where it reviews the Peropesis.

And I second the guy's concern about having ed but not having vi. Please see the time range 05:10 - 07:10 in case you're interested:


... the last words here being:

– Keep nano, I guess, for the nano users, but ... you got to have VI! :)

What do you think about adding vi?
The author Derek Taylor also suggests that practically no one would use ed these days.

Text editors: suggestion to add vi

by g, Monday, September 18, 2023, 17:07 (281 days ago) @ sskras

So far, the vi editor has not been needed to develop Peropesis. sed or ed editors was needed, because some programs operate on the basis of these editors. In the future, the vi editor will probably be needed in the same way.

Text editors: suggestion to add vi

by sskras ⌂, Lithuania, Monday, September 18, 2023, 19:53 (281 days ago) @ g
edited by sskras, Monday, September 18, 2023, 20:08

Thanks for clarifying the story behind packaging the text editors.

Umm. Now I think vi is a purely interactive tool. So I guess only exotic software could depend on it (if any).

Fingers crossed anyways to get vi shipped by default.

EDIT: I started using the pkgsrc tool to build software on Peropesis, and probably the first thing I built was VIM.

So this isn't urgent for me. But other VI(M) user might not be so lucky. :)

Text editors: suggestion to add vi

by g, Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 12:59 (280 days ago) @ sskras

I'm happy to hear that you've installed a pkgsrc package manager, and I hope you'll ever share your own ISO edition with this package management system.

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