Re: [dev] [ANNOUNCE] vis-0.1: first release of a vim-like editor

From: Eric Pruitt <>
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2016 08:23:00 -0800

On Sat, Jan 16, 2016 at 03:31:21PM +0100, Marc André Tanner wrote:
> This came up before[0]. libtermkey offers a sensible API and is reasonably
> simple (it consists of ~3 C files). The last release was in October and
> the latest commit 18 days ago. The replacement library, intended to provide
> similar functionality to curses, is not ready yet. Also at least Debian
> testing and unstable seem to have it packaged[1].

I always run Debian stable. Many moons ago, I ran a Franken-Debian
installation that was a mixture of testing and unstable, and it was a
very unpleasant experience.

> > and at the same time, the project
> > requires Lua 5.2+ which is too new to be in the latest Debian release.
> Supporting Lua 5.1 might be interesting because it is the last release
> fully supported by luajit. However if we conclude this is not worth the
> effort then depending on the latest Lua release 5.3 might make sense ...

Someone pointed out to me off list that I misread twice -- 5.2 is in
fact available for Debian stable.

> You may try "make local" to fetch & compile libtermkey and lua.
> Or even "make standalone" to build a self contained binary statically
> linked against musl.

I tried this and ultimately the build failed because the linker can't
find libncurses despite libncurses-dev being installed, so more
debugging is required. I also had to install libtool-bin, but libtool
isn't mentioned in the README as a dependency unless I am overlooking
something again.

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