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Re: Simple editor (ee?)

On 02/07 17:30, David Brownlee wrote:
>       Wonder if we should add this to the wiki list:
>       NetBSD should provide a simple text editor - its ridiculous
>       to expect a new user to start with vi (note: vi is my editor
>       of choice, but I defy anyone to argue that it is suitable
>       for a new user who just wants to edit rc.conf)
>       Users can add editors from pkgsrc, but there needs to be
>       something *always* available.
>       FreeBSD picked ee (in pkgsrc as editors/easyedit).  Its
>       not to big (78K), only links against libc, needs no other
>       files (apart from termcap). It includes its own mini curses
>       (20K) but doesn't work correctly with NetBSD's curses
>       What do people think?

Definitely a good idea.  The ncurses dependency is not a problem, as
ncurses is already required for GNOME (enchant -> hunspell -> ncurses).

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