[haiku-commits] Re: r35705 - haiku/trunk/build/jam

  • From: scott mc <scottmc2@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-commits@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 10:44:34 -0800

On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 10:15 AM, Ryan Leavengood <leavengood@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 12:27 PM, scott mc <scottmc2@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> As part of fixing ticket 3345, http://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/3345
>> I'm planning to put ncurses under the BasicCommandLineTools, does
>> anyone have any concerns with making that move?.
>> http://www.haiku-ports.de/packages/sys-libs/ncurses/
>> I'll probably be making the change in the next day or so.
> My main concern would be the switching of the default terminal editor
> from vi to nano. Nano needs ncurses and if it were to become the
> default built-in editor, having ncurses outside the core system would
> be awkward.
> Even though I'm a vim guy, I actually find the included vi annoying
> since it is so out of date, so I think we may want to move forward on
> this change. As I recall on the massive thread the general consensus
> was to move to nano.
> --
> Regards,
> Ryan

Good points.  Well nano is added in as a default optional package, so
we'd need to rebuild that when ncurses is rebuilt and change them both
at the same time.  vim is also an optional package and is on the
chopping block to be removed from haiku and made available via a
non-default optionalpacakge.
Now I wonder if there's any other included items that depend on
ncurses...  I'll have to add it for python, nano, and perhaps others.

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