336Re: new developer, longtime user
- Oct 23, 2001Gregory Seidman wrote:
>Now that there is a version of OS X that seems to work (for me) I would
> Hey there. I'm trying to get ramped up on the vim codebase so I can achieve
> the following goals:
> 1) a frontend for OpenStep/GNUstep/MacOS X, comparable to the Motif and GTK
like to see a GUI vim for it. (If only my poor old NeXT had lived to see
> 2) supporting multiple frontends conveniently (this may be a build issue,I am not planning to run X on X (sorry) but I can see that this would be
> actually, but I'd like to be able to run 'gvim' under MacOS X and if
> DISPLAY is defined it would use an X11 frontend and otherwise it would
> use the Aqua frontend I want to build)
handy for those who do.
> 3) support for what emacs calls multiple "frames" and what I would callThis has been suggested before. There are problems with it, starting
> multiple windows except "windows" already means something else
with the problem of making it portable. The change in paradigm may be an even
more serious problem. I do not think you will get much support with this, at
least not from Bram.
> 4) minor IPC features, mainly the option to deiconize and raise anYou can learn more than I know (if you have not already done so) by
> existing session when attempting to run vim on a file that is already
> open in a running vim (this is more complicated than it sounds,
> especially under X11)
> I don't know when I'll find the time to do all these things. I'd like toI have almost never looked at vim's code, so I cannot offer much help,
> know now, however, whether anyone is interested in these features and
> whether any work has begun on any of them.
but I hope the comments are a little useful.
> I hope it is acceptable to have sent this to both the main dev list and theNo problem for me: my mail filters are dumb enough that both copies went
> mac dev list, but since 1 and 2 are relevant to both it seemed appropriate.
to the vim-dev folder, where they were put under the same thread.
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