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Re: Experiment: poll on "switching to vim-tiny for standard vi?"

On Thu, Dec 22, 2005 at 03:43:14PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > vim-tiny ranges from 696 to 1852 with a median of 898k.
> > nvi ranges from 560 to 1040 with a median of 648k
> vim itself is only ~600kB, ignoring its dependency on vim-runtime; is
> downgrading that dependency a possibility, so base could include the
> regular vim binary plausible?

The philosophy in the packaging has been:
* vim-tiny -> has smaller as possible version of vim
* vim -> ordinary vim

vim-tiny has thus been compiled with a small subset of features _and_
minimizing dependencies. vim with a standard set of features without
caring about dependencies.

I don't like downgrading the vim -> vim-runtime dependency since IMO if
a user apt-get-installs vim he expect a fully working vim installation
(including help and syntax highlighting).

If there's the need of more vim features in the standard installation I
would rather prefer to tune vim-tiny compilation including more
features. On this subject, please note that adding gpm support will
trigger the additional libgpmg1 dependency.


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