FS#6990 - vim and gvim too frequent updates: is it possible to split?

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Giorgio Lando (patroclo7) - Tuesday, 24 April 2007, 10:08 GMT
Last edited by Tobias Kieslich (tobias) - Sunday, 29 April 2007, 00:45 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Current
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Kieslich (tobias)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version 0.8 Voodoo
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The vim and gvim packages are very often updated to development versions, such as the actual 7.0.224. I did not notice any serious instability, but I wonder if this choice can cause instabilities in the future. Wouldn't it be better to stay with 7.0 (the latest stable version, according to www.vim.org) in current and to push those frequent updates in unstable, naming them vim-unstable and gvim-unstable?
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Closed by  Tobias Kieslich (tobias)
Sunday, 29 April 2007, 00:45 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Comment by Tobias Kieslich (tobias) - Tuesday, 24 April 2007, 17:15 GMT
the patches on top of 7.0 are actual bugfix patches, nothing that actually adds new features. It's vims way to upgrade their versions. ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/patches/7.0/README gives you an idea of the changes. The other reason vim/gvim get's updated are changes in the runtime.
The frequent updates shouldn't make you believe that vim actually is an unstable version, I just keep it uptodate when I have the time to do so.
Comment by Dan McGee (toofishes) - Thursday, 26 April 2007, 16:57 GMT
They aren't unstable at all, so a -1 on this idea. I like programs that are kept up to date, and like Tobias said, it is just a different way of releasing updates.
Comment by Tobias Kieslich (tobias) - Thursday, 26 April 2007, 17:27 GMT
Yeah, I think I just close that, are you convinced, Giorgio?
Comment by Giorgio Lando (patroclo7) - Saturday, 28 April 2007, 13:30 GMT
Yes, I also read something more about vim development and understood that you are simply right. Sorry for having bothered you in vain.
Comment by Tobias Kieslich (tobias) - Sunday, 29 April 2007, 00:45 GMT
No worries, it's all good.
I just try to make it not every patch since the down and upload becomes to much. So I wait for important stuff or a reasonable timespan.