I'd like to see GNU nano replace the pico editor in the next release.
Nano isn't just free, it's also localized into many languages, something
that pico isn't.
nano doesn't support function keys, which are widely used with pico (pico -f
doesn't have a nano -f equivalent).
I'd prefer pico be kept for that reason....
There is quite a wealth of different editors available in the
distribution already that support internationalization. Really,
IMHO, we should remove 10 or so editors rather than add more. ;o)
If PINE ever is replaced with a true open source clone of PINE,
such as GNU Mana, then Nano can replace PICO at the same time.
*** Bug 61798 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 87620 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
pine has now officially been removed from Red Hat Linux rawhide development
and will no longer be in future OS products. As such, we have now begun
including the nano editor as promised above. ;o)
I have heard rumors of an open source pine clone written from scratch
which will be coming out soon, however it is an unsubstantiated rumor as
of this time. If it does come out, I will definitely investigate it for
possible future inclusion as well.
Closing as RAWHIDE