43862Re: I just updated my Vim site
- Jun 5, 2006Hari Krishna Dara wrote:
> I read your previous emails about your windows laptop being out and thatWhat exactly is VMWare? Anything making my machine a server (accessible
> you prefer Linux etc., so I have a suggestion. Why don't you install
> VMWare virtual server on your Linux box and have windows run just for
> the builds? If you don't want to purchase a license, it is still easy to
> get a free VM by using their free VMWare Player (you need to start from
> an existing downloadable free VM's and format and reinstall Windows on
> it). Several people have done this trick (ie, using VMWare player to
> create new VMs) and you can find a number of blogs on the net.
from clients on the Net) is a no-no. I am vaguely thinking of installing
Wine just for the builds, but (a) I don't remember whether it requires a
"true" Windows OS, and (b) running Cygwin on top of Wine on top of Linux
strikes me as somewhat ridiculous. (The Windows compilation process
which I "understand" uses Cygwin and the Make_cyg.mak to produce a
"native-Windows" build by means of the "MinGW for Cygwin" compiler.) I
think I'll keep my HowTo pages up (so it'll be easier for people to
compile their own) and let Steve Hall distribute patched versions of Vim
for Windows (a job I took from him when it seemed to me that his builds
weren't forthcoming often enough). I hear that a self-installer for gvim
7.0.017 is currently available on his site; if he keeps it up there's no
reason for me to duplicate the work.
I have reserved space on my hard disk for a vfat partition, but that is
empty space for the time being. I don't see Windows on the market except
as OEM versions sold exclusively together with new computers, and I want
neither a pirated version nor something unacceptably costly...
OTOH, I'm not ready to distribute my "gvim for Linux" because I don't
feel like it is of acceptable quality for "public consumption" (no
Python, no MzScheme, no /dyn features...); but compiling on Linux is
remarkably easy (once the required "development" packages are installed)
so let's encourage Unix/Linux users to compile their own builds. That's
where my new HowTo for Unix comes into play. I hope it will be useful.
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