Friday, July 17, 2009

[link] Customizing vim and coloring the terminal in OpenSolaris 2009.06

dd if=/dev/random of=/dev/blog » Customizing vim and coloring the terminal in OpenSolaris 2009.06.

Hehehe. Somebody tries to make some use of Solaris.... Good Luck. Piece of advice though: upgrade to Linux, it's faster that way. Do not get me wrong... ... BUT WHAT THE F***?! This is year 2009 and Solaris still can't take care of colors?

P.S. BTW, Good Luck trying to use "TERM=xterm-color" though. Last I time I tried it on Solaris only to find that it is lacking something like half keyboard.

Really. Get over it, swallow your childish pride and get the Linux. It works.

4 comments:

Aurélien said...

Using (open)solaris since 2006 as main desktop... I never had problem with syntax coloring nor keyboard and no major difference with Debian or *BSD (nothing that can't be solved within 2 minutes). When it comes to Solaris, some users seem a bit biased.

Please, moderate your comments when you're not sure of the validity of your claims. Rhetorical question: what's the point of criticizing something you don't use ?

PS: Using Debian GNU/Linux since 2003, Switched my laptop to (Open)Solaris three years ago. Never switched back.

PS2:

acheron> echo $TERM
xterm-color

No offense.
Kind regards,

a.

Ihar Filipau said...

"Please, moderate your comments"

Why the hell you think that place's called "blog"? ;)

"... when you're not sure of the validity of your claims. Rhetorical question: what's the point of criticizing something you don't use?"

If you are saying that there is a difference between commercial Solaris 10 (which I unfortunately have to use sometimes) and OpenSolaris - then I'm very glad to hear it.

That means there is a chance that they would fix the mess they made out of Solaris.

Probably they would also throw away they /bin/vi junk and finally replace it with a text editor, e.g. one which actually supports keyboard.

Ihar Filipau said...

But again I forgot...

Officially, Sun supports on Solaris 10 only "dtterm" - not "xterm".

Unless they would also fix their eternally crappy termcap/terminfo - including e.g. VIM would improve not much.

Do not get me wrong, in Solaris 10 it works already better than it did in 2.6-2.8.

But still, they do not have "less" ("more" doesn't cut it anumore), native awk and sed are also useless, their "tar" is a piece junk which has to be immediately replaced by GNU tar. List goes on.

If you do not see difference between Linux and OpenSolaris, I wonder why Sun intentionally holds back Solaris - their commercial offering.

willson said...

love to see this discussion! It’s great to see you all working through the issues and also, it’s great to see recommendations for testing. In the end, it’s what your actual users do and prefer that should be your biggest driver in making these decisions.
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