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55641RE: The list on vim-patches page

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  • Suresh Govindachar
    Dec 13, 2009
      Around Sunday, December 13, 2009 2:53 PM, Tony Mechelynck wrote:
      > On 13/12/09 23:07, Suresh Govindachar wrote:
      >> Hello,
      >> It would help if the items listed on the "vim-patches" page
      >> mentioned any restrictions on OS
      >> http://groups.google.com/group/vim_dev/web/vim-patches
      >> Thanks,
      >> --Suresh
      > It would, though in some cases it's quite obvious from the
      > description:
      > "Using Vim as editor within MS Visual Studio" is useless without
      > MS Visual Studio (which I suppose means MS-Windows) while vimGDB
      > means yu debug with gdb (and probably compile with gcc) which
      > can mean either a Unix-like installation (including, I presume,
      > Mac OS X), or MinGW or maybe Cygwin on a W32 system. Similarly,
      > "Console cygwin Vim using W32 clipboard" is quite obviously for
      > one particular platform only.
      > Apart from the three above-mentioned patches, I expect that the
      > other ones on that page are probably OS-agnostic (but I could be
      > wrong). If there are any more restrictions, I agree that the
      > patch descriptions ought to mention them.

      vimGDB is the specific one I am not sure about -- for a long
      time, it was only for true unix systems (not mingw, not cygwin,
      /perhaps/ not even for "unix within windows via virtual-wares
      such as VMWare"). Has this changed?


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