I'm setting up virtualized Linux boxes (as local development servers) for developers at a company that is primarily Windows-based, and some of developers make negative cracks about vim (among other things). (It seems to them to represent Linux/Unix in some way, and prove that the environment is obtusely difficult to use.) I remember when I was first forced to use vim, (the sysadmins refused to install emacs!) and the difficult initial learning curve, so I'm somewhat sympathetic. It occured to me that, rather than introduce them to
nano (which they would probably never get past) it might be possible to set up nano-like menus in vim to make the transition easier. (I've found a very beginner-friendly .vimrc file to give them, but it doesn't have anything like nano-style menus.)
The only problem is the only thing I've been able to find that claims it's possible to setup menus in vim (not gvim) didn't work, and my attempts to correct the problem just left me with yet another problem to solve. Before I waste lots of time I'd like to know if it is in fact possible, since there seems to be very little information about how to do it.