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Revision as of 22:42, 12 June 2020

Make nano the default editor

Summary

vim is powerful. nano is simple. Let's use nano as the default editor across all of Fedora.

Owner


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 33
  • Last updated: 2020-06-12
  • FESCo issue: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>
  • Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>
  • Release notes tracker: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>

Detailed Description

nano is already installed across most Fedora Editions and Spins. This proposal will make it the default editor, while continuing to install vim-minimal.

vim requires esoteric knowledge, or Googling, for common editing tasks: entering edit mode, saving, quitting. Let's leave such power in the hands of experts.

Feedback

Benefit to Fedora

  • Makes the default editor across all of Fedora more approachable.
  • Nano is also mostly self-documenting, by displaying common keyboard shortcuts on-screen).
  • More in line with the default editor of other distributions.


Scope

  • Proposal owners:
    • Modify comps to include nano Fedora wide
    • Create a package that provides /usr/bin/editor ... sprinkle on some magic and voila. Also include this package in comps.

INFO: Eighth_Doctor | I think this is the thing that actually manages /usr/bin/editor on debian: https://salsa.debian.org/debian/sensible-utils

  • Other developers: N/A
  • Release engineering: #9522
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Trademark approval: N/A

Upgrade/compatibility impact

Will not apply to upgrades.

How To Test

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User Experience

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Dependencies

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Contingency Plan

  • Contingency deadline: Revert? (Seems a bit roll the giant boulder back up the hill, but this is a required field.)
  • Blocks release? Maybe? If the change breaks the redirection to an editor, might be blocking.
  • Blocks product? Potentially all.

Documentation

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Release Notes