[LFS Trac] #2108: Vim 7.1 patches

LFS Trac trac at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu May 8 13:06:50 PDT 2008


#2108: Vim 7.1 patches
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 Reporter:  randy at linuxfromscratch.org  |        Owner:  lfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  task                        |       Status:  reopened                     
 Priority:  normal                      |    Milestone:  7.0                          
Component:  Book                        |      Version:  SVN                          
 Severity:  normal                      |   Resolution:                               
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Comment (by Ag.Hatzim):

 Replying to [comment:7 tushar at linuxfromscratch.org]:
 > IMO we should stop applying patches to vim. vim-7.1 is the released
 version. The patches are similar to building from CVS sources. Every time
 there is a change, they upload a patch.

 It's not "They", it's just He.

 For everyone was lucky enough to follow vim development, he can't but
 admire the work made by Bram. Bram works with problems and apply
 solutions. Granted it's not the typical Linux bazaar.

 Sometimes - yes - a new patch introduces a new bug, rare but happens.
 But this is common to the software development and keep in mind that the
 reflexes from the vim community are quite sharp and those faults fixed
 immediately).
 In my opinion LFS very wisely apply those patches, as _every_ distribution
 does.

 Now there is a question, if vim has a place in an LFS build. In my opinion
 no, as ed is more than enough, but this discussion is for another flame in
 another ticket.

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