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Re: [PATCH] gnu: Add most debian patches to nvi.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [PATCH] gnu: Add most debian patches to nvi.
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:03:03 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Marek Benc <address@hidden> skribis:

> On 01/21/2015 10:35 AM, Andreas Enge wrote:
>> The number of patches looks quite frightening. From the README of nvi, the
>> current version dates from 2007. Now if upstream is dead and does not fix
>> patches, it might be preferable to remove the package altogether. Is there no
>> viable alternative that is still alive? Or vim in legacy mode?
> I guess there is vim, which can be configured to behave pretty similar
> to vi, but I personally think that having variety is good. Of course, I
> won't object if you remove the package, because objectively, it is
> obsolete, and I can always put it into my private package path :)

I agree with Andreas: there are 20 patches, and that level of patching
goes beyond our mission, IMO.

I would rather leave it as is if it’s usable, or remove it, or point to
a new upstream if there is one.


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