Kubuntu Developers shouldnt be using nano

Bug #490506 reported by Harald Sitter on 2009-11-30
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)
High
Jonathan Thomas

Bug Description

As pointed out in a recent kubuntu-dev meeting, kubuntu developers should not be using nano to edit debian/changelog files, since it's lack of broken-syntax-highlighting can cause broken changelog files.

Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

Proposed solution: use vim.

Changed in kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package jonathan-thomas - 18ubuntu2

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jonathan-thomas (18ubuntu2) reallife; urgency=low

  * Replace usage of nano with vim

 -- Jonathan Thomas <email address hidden> Mon, 30 Oct 2009 20:34:09 -0500

Changed in kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released

Using vim to directly hand edit the changelog should be discouraged. Using dch would be better. Unfortunately, dch lacks color syntax highlighting in it's current state. :)

Ha!

> Using vim to directly hand edit the changelog should be discouraged.
> Using dch would be better. Unfortunately, dch lacks color syntax
> highlighting in it's current state. :)
>
> Ha!
>

My bad, dch by default uses nano. Setting

SELECTED_EDITOR="/usr/bin/vim"

in .selected_editor fixes that nicely, and dch then uses color highlights.

Whee!

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