Description of problem:
The default vim install uses colors suited to light backgrounds, which
is a pretty rare case. Could we change the default?
# diff -u /etc/vimrc.rpmnew /etc/vimrc
--- /etc/vimrc.rpmnew 2004-09-21 06:59:14.000000000 -0400
+++ /etc/vimrc 2004-09-27 12:49:05.887773280 -0400
@@ -10,6 +10,7 @@
" than 50 lines of registers
set history=50 " keep 50 lines of command line history
set ruler " show the cursor position all the time
+set bg=dark " use colors suitable for dark backgrounds
" Only do this part when compiled with support for autocommands
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I don't agree with your statement that people prefering light
backgrounds are rare. Taking a look around in our office at other
peoples vim sessions, light backgrounds are actually way more common
then dark backgrounds.
It's a difficult task to make everyone happy. Maybe I should try to
get help on fedora-devel to test all color schemes from
http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=625 with light and
dark backgrounds, but I'm tempted to close this as "won't fix"
I wasn't stating or implying that people prefer light or dark backgrounds.
gvim always uses a light background, if your gtk themes does. The
linux console always uses a black background. X users can use gvim,
but console users can't. I just think the console default should be
friendly to console users, since the X default is always friendly to X
(there's no magic way for vim to know what its fore/background colors
for "normal" text are and make a decision based on that, is there?)
vim already checks the environment and automatically uses bg=dark on
the console. Edit a .c file which using the console (.c only to see
the highlight colors) and try to switch to bg=dark. You'll see that
nothing changes, whereas switching to bg=light will result in some