color-vim refuses to colorize if TERM is set to xterm. It
will only do so if TERM is set to rxvt. Since rxvt now sets
it TERM to xterm (which is a good thing, IMHO), I think
color-vim should colorize when TERM is set to xterm. As it
is now, I have to have this in my .vimrc:
(In addition to these lines, which enable the colorizing:
I know this is the case in 5.2, it probably applies to 5.9
color-vim uses ncurses. The default terminfo entry for
xterm says it doesn't support color, so color-vim believes it.
I was unable to replicate this problem using vim-color-5.3-3. I set
the TERM to several choices such as xterm and rxvt with no change.
There is a setting that has to be added to .vimrc for this to work
regardless of TERM type which should not have to be done according to
Steve and Bill. This is more of a change request.
vimrc file fixed.
this may be a terminfo problem with ncurses.
a regular xterm does work with colorvim.