On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 11:27 AM Adam Williamson
On Fri, 2020-06-26 at 14:03 +0200, Theodore Papadopoulo wrote:
> > Then I will +1 for this proposal. Yes, this certainly will make Fedora
> > easier use for beginners. And for those who would like to use vi as
> > default, we should make this as easy as possible.
> This seems the best approach in my opinion.
> I totally agree that having something simple is important for new users.
> My only fear (and it applies to any default editor choice) is that the
> default will be changed only by a minority of new-users, or after many
FWIW, I still use nano *precisely because* getting vi thrown at me so
unexpectedly was so damn annoying I flat out refuse to learn it. In
other words, being the default was *actively harmful* to vi's chances
in my case. :P
Same here, to be honest. Being dropped into vi when I ran some command
(I think it was visudo?) was honestly pretty traumatizing as a new
Linux user a ~decade ago, and to this day one of the first things I do
on a new Fedora system is set EDITOR=nano in my .bashrc.
I strongly support this change.