|Summary:||Request for Enhancement (RFE): add e3 as a component to core distribution|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Paul Morgan <paul.morgan>|
|Component:||distribution||Assignee:||Bill Nottingham <notting>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Bill Nottingham <notting>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
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|Last Closed:||2003-12-01 19:47:59 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Paul Morgan 2003-12-01 19:09:07 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031110 Firebird/0.7 Description of problem: Including e3 (which is GPL'd) as an [optional] component in FC would enhance the ability for people to build minimal installations of FC and would save space when used for a rescue environment. e3 supports several key bindings, including vi and emacs, which would allow minimal/rescue environment users to feel more at home with the editor. Quoting from the e3 readme: e3 is a micro text editor with an executable code size between 3800 and 34000 bytes, depending on used assembler options, platform and self compressor. Except for 'syntax highlighting', the e3 binary supports all of the basic functions one expects plus built in arithmetic calculations. If you have installed the stream editor 'sed' you can use these tools as sub-processes, getting the full power of regular expressions. e3 can use Wordstar-, EMACS-, Pico, Nedit or vi-like key bindings, whichever the user chooses. Also the user can calculate arithmetics inside the text. See http://www.sax.de/~adlibit/ for the author's download. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): e3 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. This is an RFE. 2. 3. Additional info: e3 is standard in some embedded distributions (such as LEAF), which is how I learned of it.
Comment 1 Paul Morgan 2003-12-01 19:19:27 UTC
The reason for the RFE is that some people prefer to stick with FC components as opposed to adding something from a third party.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-12-01 19:47:59 UTC
At this point I don't see this happening. While the current editor in the install image (joe) is larger, switching to e3 doesn't really gain any new features over it (such as UTF-8 support), and has some *mis* features (lack of portability.)