Subject: Re: RFC: Simple screen editor for NetBSD
To: Matthew Orgass <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/09/2000 10:35:33
On Sat, Jan 08, 2000 at 03:02:39PM -0500, Matthew Orgass wrote:
> On Fri, 7 Jan 2000, der Mouse wrote:
> > Whom would this putative editor be for?  My first thought is that
> > anyone who needs it - who is unwilling or unable to learn to use vi or
> > ed - is going to *always* have trouble, and not just with text editing.
> > Such people are never going to be able to use anything very much like
> > UNIX; the closest they will get is using handholding interfaces that,
> > under the hood, rely on UNIXisms.
>   ...mumble mumble mumble interoperability mumble mumble mumble...
> It just occured to me: why can't sysinst install binary packages?  It has
> the disks mounted and just installed pkg_add.  Those who want a different
> editor simply install one.  Makes life a little easier for new users
> without bloating the base system (and is a step in the direction of
> installing the base system as a package).

Actually, this should happen, yes. And people have proposed this already.
I don't know how far work on this has proceeded, though. Maybe ask on
on tech-install?