358Re: package for MacOS X
- Oct 31, 2001Benji Fisher sez:
} Gregory Seidman wrote:
} > Are they compiled with Unix integration? You can :r !command and :.!command
} > and all that sort of stuff?
} Some shell escapes work and others do not. I think the console version
} is better than the carbon version this way. I will have to make a list...
Hrm. I'd be interested to know which do and don't, and why.
} > I realized after I posted the previous message that I didn't really mean
} > packaged. A .tgz of the binaries and vim directory, in their places in
} > /usr/local, is really what I meant (i.e. one would untar from / and the
} > files would all go in the right places).
} That is easy enough.
Perhaps that can go on http://www.vim.org/binaries.html (soon? please?)
} > I know I ran across a console-only package of vim for MacOS X at some
} > point, and I think it was at Apple's site, so I don't see why the
} > terminal+Carbon version shouldn't be. Besides, emacs is available on
} > Apple's software site, so vim certainly should be.
} I am reluctant to post to Apple's site until the problems I
} mentioned above have been addressed. I might think otherwise after I
} post something and get some feedback. I would also prefer an "OS
} X-friendly" package for that sort of distribution. For that, I need a
Mm. I looked around for info on Apple's site and didn't find any, but I did
find the following:
It looks like evaluation copies are available for both. I don't know how
limited either one is. I'm sure there's a way to produce an Installer
package, but looking at the internals of one it isn't exactly transparent.
There is clearly some method to the madness, but I can't figure it out
right off. I'll try to find documentation at Apple.
} --Benji Fisher
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