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Re: Simple editor (ee?)

On Mon, 9 Feb 2009, Andrew Doran wrote:

On Sat, Feb 07, 2009 at 10:08:48AM -0800, Soren Jacobsen wrote:
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).

David's proposing to include in the base system.

        Yes - and jdc has just fixed a curses bug which prevented
        it from working correctly with our curses, which should
        take it down to about 56K.

        Does any on this list have any objections? OpenBSD imported
        mg (micro-emacs clone), which is another option, but I'm
        inclined to go with FreeBSD on this.

        If not, I'm going to mention this on the internal-dev list and
        direct people with any issues back here. At which point please
        feel free to ignore the rest of this thread - I'll navigate
        the flame filled rapids.

                David/absolute       -- No hype required --

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