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RE: Question on features built into Cygwin Vim binary (for Corinna)
- From: "Frank P. Hart" <fphart at eos dot ncsu dot edu>
- To: "Cygwin" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2003 02:05:31 -0500
- Subject: RE: Question on features built into Cygwin Vim binary (for Corinna)
- Reply-to: <fphart at eos dot ncsu dot edu>
I had an idle thought to try :help feature after I got my
"final" version of Vim built, and of course the answers
are right there.
So, in the immortal words of Roseanne Rosannadana (alter-ego
of Gilda Radnor in Saturday Night Live circa the 1970s):
Unless, of course, there is more to add...
From: Frank P. Hart [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2003 12:01 AM
Subject: Question on features built into Cygwin Vim binary (for Corinna)
I noticed that Cygwin-distributed Vim binary did not have support
for Cscope built-in ('-cscope' returned from the :version command),
so I downloaded the source and after about a dozen failed attempts --
mostly due to operator error -- I finally got a build that will work.
However, I noticed that some features in the Cygwin binary are absent
in my build, and I hope you can tell me what I may be missing and if
Other than the presence of Cscope support, the only other feature
differences are the following: -gettext, -iconv, -multi-byte.
I have some idea what I'm losing with -multi-byte, but what are
the other features for? The Makefile is handy for documenting
some of the features, but not these. BTW, the :version command
also informs me that my compilation was missing the following
libraries: -liconv -lintl.
Finally, a word to all those clamoring for a gvim for Cygwin:
I applied patches through 1-154 and attempted to build for Motif (using
Lesstif) and X11 GUI. I got an executable built, but it suffers from
a segmentation violation as soon as it starts. And it doesn't matter
whether I use Xfree-86 or a commercial X-server (e.g. XWin32 from
Starnet). Console mode works reliably, and when built without X
support it does start up noticeably faster.
Frank P. Hart NC State University
Dept. of Electrical and P.O. Box 7914
Computer Engineering Raleigh, NC 27695-7914
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