[haiku-development] Re: Vim episodes. VI. The Packages.

On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 4:05 AM, Ingo Weinhold <ingo_weinhold@xxxxxx> wrote:

>
> On 2009-05-31 at 23:54:15 [+0200], Rene Gollent <anevilyak@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> > On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 4:42 PM, Siarzhuk Zharski <zharik@xxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > > PS: And what about vim 6.3 still living in The Tree?
> >
> > I believe the plan was to remove 6.3 from the tree and just have vim
> > installed via optional package. I may be wrong, I'd have to dig into
> > the archives.
>
> We haven't voted on this, but I believe the majority wasn't against
> replacing vim by nano by default and having vim available only as optional
> package.
>
> A related question is, what ported software we want to keep in our
> repository. We could remove most ports from src/bin and provide them as
> (not so) optional packages instead. Advantages would be (a) that it would
> make the repository and build smaller and (b) reduce maintenance work.
> Disadvantage: The Haiku repository would no longer be self-contained, so
> that one would have to download those packages, and for ports to other
> architectures one would have to cross-compile the software.
>
> CU, Ingo
>

+1 for setting nano as default and vim as optional
+1 for moving most ports out of the Haiku tree and just having them linked
in as optional or required extra packages as the case may be.

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