[Slackbuilds-users] anyone comtemplating a lightweight vim build?
dadexter at gmail.com
Thu Sep 21 19:44:08 UTC 2006
I know this goes against slack packaging standards, and that I'll probably
get my a** flamed, but back before we had vim 7.0 I had made a vim7
package... the binary was called vim7, and I put it in /usr/local/bin (and
properly documented in the slack-desc why it was put there)
On 9/21/06, Alan Hicks <alan at lizella.net> wrote:
> Grant wrote:
> > I'd like to speed up vim, take out bidi char support, English only, make
> > into lighter weight editor -- vim 7.0 is noticeably slower then vim 6.3on
> > firewall box (p-mmx/233MHz + 128MB memory)
> In general we have a rule not to accept build scripts for software
> that's already included in Slackware unless there's a compelling reason
> (apache-2 vs. apache-1.3 for example). I'm not sure what others will
> say as to this particular issue. In general, the rule is sorta applied
> case-by-case. I personally see a few problems and I'll just go ahead
> and air them out here.
> 1- Is it really that big a deal? If the answer is "yes", well, I won't
> 2- Assuming we decide to include it, how will we name it? vim-6.3?
> vim-6.3-lightweight? vim-slim?
> 3- Would it interfere with the default Slackware vim in any way? I'm
> sure this can be addressed by renaming the binary vim-6.3 or something.
> The user can setup his own alias, or change the vi symlink.
> 4- Make sure that the changes from the default Slackware package are
> well documented, including mentioning any features that are present in
> the default package, but not in this build.
> 5- The doinst.sh package shouldn't screw with the default Slackware vim
> package or any of its add-ons (like gvim), and it should be thoroughly
> tested to ensure that it doesn't screw up anything like gvim. This is a
> big stickler for me. Even if the others are addressed to my liking, I
> won't sign my name to the script(s) if it doesn't pass this rule.
> If you think you can solve those satisfactorily (and I see no reason why
> you couldn't), then I think you should get to work. :^)
> It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise,
> Than for a man to hear the song of fools.
> Ecclesiastes 7:5
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