text editor for cygwin

Charles D. Russell worwor@bellsouth.net
Sat Mar 20 21:55:00 GMT 2004

On Sat, 20 Mar 2004, Charles D. Russell wrote:

> It has always seemed strange to me that vim was not included in the
> "development" package, since vi is a normal component of linux/unix.

Igor Pechtchanski wrote:

Again, there is no "development" package in Cygwin.  There are individual
packages for things like "vim", and "bash", and "sed", and "sh-utils",
etc.  There was a suggestion of implementing "profiles" for Cygwin that
bundle various packages for specific usage patterns, but nobody has gotten
around to implementing it yet.

"Package" was the wrong word, since it has a specific technical meaning, but
there is an option in cygwin setup, labelled "development",  that downloads
a fairly complete unix programming environment -- except for an editor.  I
now have in my personal installation notes a memo not to forget about the
editor, but why confuse new users?

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