Currently I’ve been using it just while going through the exercises in Programming Erlang, and once it becomes more stable will start to use it more (it’s not given me an issues so far).
Part of the reason for setting up our new Code Editors section is to try and post some feedback and suggestions as well, hopefully the Onivim team will be receptive to ideas.
For instance currently you can’t use macOS CMD C/V, you can in MacVim but I am on the fence whether it should be included - on the one hand it will make it easier for people to get going with Onivim, but on the other people may not fully adopt the Vim way. I need to use it more before making suggestions surround things like this tbh.
One thing I really like to see tho is a permissions pop-up whenever Onivim wants to connect to the internet. Something I hate about VSCode is it wants to connect to the web every few minutes. I don’t want my code editor connecting to the internet in order to function - sometimes I am editing sensitive files and don’t want any part of them accidentally sent to any third party via a crash report or something like that. I think having a ‘security focused’ angle could rally help it stand out - even if that’s just by notifying users of when it wants to connect, what data is being sent and received, etc. Ideally Onivim would act as a gate-keeper (like LittleSnitch) and all you to deny or approve the request.
But that’s stuff to look at further down the line - so far I am loving it!
You can use these in insert mode. But it seems to behave weirdly. I found if you copy in insert mode and use p in normal it behaves more the way expect. But that whole is not expected
Maybe this is why it is only in insert mode. But it definitely needs improving. I guess this isn’t the worse since it’s not even in beta yet.
Same here! Currently I vacillate between Onivim and Vscode using the vim extension (which can sometimes be infuriating). Once more extensions are supported and I learn how to replace/replicate some of the cool tricks I’ve gotten use to in Vscode, I think it will be my daily driver.
The ones that come to mind immediately and I use constantly are:
Opt/Alt + up or down - this will move a line (or selection) of of code up or down
Opt/Alt + shift + up or down this will copy a line (or selection) of of code up or down
Cmd + D will select the current word where the cursor is resting. After selecting a word tapping this key combination will match this text and select an additional instance of the of the word for each tap.
There are other nice ways to navigate around with Vscode of course. But they are easily replicated and often times superior in vim.
Though I will admit one benefit of vim navigation over Vscode is using alpha keys as opposed to arrow keys. This is largely mitigated by the use of a programmable keyboard like the Moonlander.
For instance currently you can’t use macOS CMD C/V, you can in MacVim but I am on the fence whether it should be included - on the one hand it will make it easier for people to get going with Onivim, but on the other people may not fully adopt the Vim way. I
IMO, I think this should be fixed - one nice thing is that Cmd+... shortcuts tend not to conflict with built-in commands, so in places where we’re missing functionality (like Cmd+c/Cmd+v), I’d like to implement it to minimize the barrier to entry. The keyboard commands that conflict are tougher (like ‘Control+O’ on Windows/ Linux) - but the Cmd+ key on Mac def makes sense for us to handle.
I don’t want my code editor connecting to the internet in order to function - sometimes I am editing sensitive files and don’t want any part of them accidentally sent to any third party via a crash report or something like that
That’s good feedback! I turn off the telemetry in the vscode extension host, and Onivim doesn’t send any data - only traffic is an initial check-for-updates that sends as little info as we can.
I’ve been meaning to add it for a while, I’m pleased that it may be of use to you and Onivim
I can’t wait to see more threads about Onivim tbh, I have a really good feeling about it - it ‘feels’ nice/slick, and so soon in its development too! I am sure it’s going to be even more awesome when it hits 1.0!
I wonder if you could build in an off switch as well? This might be handy for those who want to force themselves to learn Vim?
How do you do that in Onivim Bryan?
I also wonder whether you could include additional controls essentially being able to prevent or authorise network access. So for instance whenever anything in Onivim wants to connect to the internet Onivim displays a notice asking for authorisation first (basically like Little Snitch but just for Onivim).
I think people are taking security more and more seriously now and I think this could be a killer feature for Onivim. One of the things I love about editors like TextMate and MacVim is that I can block all internet access for them via little snitch and they work perfectly. It would be great if Onivim does something similar to Little Snitch out of the box.
It’s good to know the pre-order lifetime license and discount is still there Personally I think most developers will be interested in being able to purchase a lifetime license rather than paying a monthly fee for access. The market is huge and growing each year so I wouldn’t worry about revenue - there will always be new developers and so always new people interested in buying a license (these are just my personal thoughts and of course you have to do what you feel is right for you and your product )
Would you like us to create a separate suggestions thread for Onivim, and another for issues/bugs? For things like tips and how to’s I would post these in dedicated threads as they will be more likely to be discoverable by anyone who might be searching for something similar in future.
One suggestion that comes to mind right now is that on resizing Onivim stretches whatever is in the window and then on release fits the new size, however when you are resizing a code editor window you are usually doing so to better fit what you’re editing at the time. I wonder if you could add this to your list (if it’s not already on it)?
Hi @bryphe. Just purchased it . Good to know that there is still a lifetime purchase. I prefer that to monthly payment
Again thank you and your team for this amazing work . I will, eventually, try to contribute if I can.
Hi @AstonJ. I didn’t get that error when I opened an Elixir project. I am currently working on a Go project instead so I didn’t have that error.
You can try to replace elixir-lsp plugin with VS Code one and check if it is the same issue.