Happy to see neovim is available for linux now, I’ll be installing it when I get home tonight. :)
It’s been available for most of last year. I’ve been using it for about 14 months. It’s been an “okay” experience. There are certainly some things that are better but there are major criticisms as to how certain issues are being handled in the name of progress.
I’m excited about the direction of neovim, but I’m not familiar with the project internals. If you don’t mind me asking, what issues do you think aren’t being handled so well?
I implemented a protocol like this in a text editor I never finished (but that part worked). I think it’s an excellent approach, and I look forward to seeing the results!
I wish every edit GUI would be designed this way, frankly… not just text. And I’d love it if there were a generic framework to make these things network-transparent.
But please don’t let my pipe dreams turn into scope creep for your project. Get to 1.0 first. :)
Too late. Unfortunately tarruda and the rest of the “core” contributing team have basically devolved into making the grandiose features while letting the community fill in the blanks when their architecting has misgivings. For example copy paste behavior is just broken in the scope of all NeoVim features compared the vim.
In reality there is a lack of caring from the community as well because most people just don’t give a shit about windows build issues, copy/paste integration and working with vertical inserts/pastes, etc. And I feel like I don’t have time to contribute to a volatile code base. I submit bugs for copy/paste but have stopped because for some weird reason the resolution is to make other linux utilities bow down to NeoVim to fix them. It’s a shitty situation all around and simply because they wanted to cut out cruft code.
Obviously, I’m not involved and have to take your word for it, but I’m sorry to hear that. As personal advice, I’ve learned over the years that you don’t owe any open-source project your time, and that kind of attitude might mean your efforts would be more welcome elsewhere.