Bug#791862: vim: Uganda message is not shown

James McCoy jamessan at debian.org
Wed Jul 8 22:20:37 UTC 2015

On Wed, Jul 08, 2015 at 11:53:21PM +0200, chill3 wrote:
> Vim is a good editor. But, aside from being an editor, it's also charityware.
> It was designed by its creator to encourage programmers to join a good cause:
> Supply Kibaale's orphan children with food, education and medical care.
> The upstream version of vim has that message in the welcome screen, as well as
> (afaik) the Ubuntu one, but this version has replaced it with Debian stuff info
> which has nothing to do with charity.

Actually, the intro screen randomly cycles between three different sets
of messages:

    "Help poor children in Uganda!"
    "type  :help iccf<Enter>       for information "


    "Sponsor Vim development!"
    "type  :help sponsor<Enter>    for information "


    "Become a registered Vim user!"
    "type  :help register<Enter>   for information "

Closing this, since it's not a bug.

GPG Key: 4096R/331BA3DB 2011-12-05 James McCoy <jamessan at debian.org>

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