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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Vim arch repository.

From: David Brown
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Vim arch repository.
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2003 00:04:23 -0700
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On Sat, Sep 13, 2003 at 03:39:49PM +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> >>>>> "David" == David Brown <address@hidden> writes:
>     David> A category of vim makes sense.
> Please think carefully about that.  I came to the opposite conclusion
> about XEmacs vs GNU Emacs.  I don't see any hope for full merge of the
> projects in the short to medium term.  But there's enough shared code,
> and there could be more, that having xemacs and gnu-emacs branches of
> one emacs category makes sense.
> vim may very well be farther diverged from the other vi family
> members, so I'm just recommending careful thought, not taking a position.

Vim shares no code with any other implementation of vi.  As I'm going
through earlier versions of vim, I would almost say that vim doesn't
really share much code with early versions of itself.

Vim is not a fork off of anything.  It is a completely fresh project.

Progress so far: I've imported historical mainlines (no patches) up
until 5.8, and then the patches on 5.8.001
(vim--bram--5.8--versionfix-1) to 5.8.009

Next is 6.0 which has many more ports.

One other question.  Do you think there is much benefit in committing
the history of Bram's pre-releases?  I can try to piece together their
history, but I don't know how important it is to do to the past.

Also, I'm going to announce my work on this in the vim mailing list.


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