Is there any way to remove support for vi command & repackage/remaster the ditro myself, thereby making it thinner?
Actually, I want to add native support for nano editor.
Perhaps e3 in the repo may be worth a look.
Including dependencies, the respective download sizes are:
IIRC Nano was a clone of Pico. e3 emulates the key bindings of WordStar, Emacs, Pico, Nedit, or vi. Additionally, Nedit emulation is very close to the key bindings used by many GUI editors in different distros and OSs.