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Why I prefer GTK to MacVim (feature/bugfix request!)

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  • Ben Schmidt
    Hi, Björn, ... As I mentioned in my other email on vim-dev, I prefer the terminal version for such things as being able to suspend my session. MacVim s
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 9, 2007
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      Hi, Björn,

      > No, there is no official MacVim.app release yet (only binary
      > snapshots)...I am still fixing bugs and implementing missing features.
      > That being said, it works fairly well and supports some features that
      > the Carbon port does not. Please try it out and let me know why/if it
      > is not suitable for you (I am curious as to why you'd prefer the GTK
      > version over MacVim on a Mac). Feature request/bug reports can be
      > posted to the vim_mac group.

      As I mentioned in my other email on vim-dev, I prefer the terminal
      version for such things as being able to suspend my session. MacVim's
      implementation of :shell isn't bad, though, so a little of that
      functionality is there. Not enough for me to prefer the GUI to the
      terminal, though.

      The preference of GTK over MacVim is due to the struggle I have had
      trying getting Hebrew to work properly in MacVim (and Terminal.app and
      the Carbon GUI). I haven't succeeded in any of those. But I have
      succeeded in the GTK GUI and in xterm. I wonder how it goes in the
      Windows GUI--I will have to have a look when I am at work tomorrow.

      If we could get that fixed (Hebrew working properly in MacVim), I would
      definitely prefer it to the GTK GUI or xterm. And indeed, if that were
      fixed, I may well start using MacVim more regularly for editing other
      files, too, as it would be already open.

      I still expect I would do most work in terminal Vim, though, as it is
      really my preference, and ideally it would work with the Mac clipboard.

      Cheers,

      Ben.




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