| Vim 25 birthday presentation
On November 2nd I did a presentation about Vim at Google Zurich.
This is exactly 25 years since the first public version of Vim was
The presentation gives an overview of Vim history and highlights the
important choices that were made. With background information on
my personal life and what was the state of computing, the context in
which Vim was developed.
You can find it on Youtube.
| Nice article about Vim on hostingadvice.com
Releasing version 8.0 and getting close to the 25th birthday inspired the writing of
It contains links to relevant info and can be used to convince a friend to start using Vim.
Vim version 1.14 was the first public release of Vim, distributed on Fred Fish disk 591. The executable has the version information "Vi IMitation v1.14 (Nov 2 1991 0:36:35)". That is exactly 25 years ago.
Raise your glass to Vim! (Bram Moolenaar)
After more than ten years there is a major Vim release.
It gives you interesting new features, such as channels, JSON, Jobs, Timers, Partials, Lambdas, Closures, Packages and more.
Test coverage has been increased, many bugs were fixed, this is a rock stable version.
Read more about it in the announcement. (Bram Moolenaar)
| Vim 8.0 is coming real soon now
A test version is available, hopefully the last one before 8.0.
This includes several fixes and an updated Ruby version in the MS-Windows build.
Please give it a try, last chance to report problems!
The relevant information can be found in the announcement (Bram Moolenaar)
| Vimfest Berlin 16 – 18 September 2016
The Vim Berlin user group is organizing a gathering for Vim enthusiasts.
I'll be doing a talk on Saturday.
See the website: Vimfest (Bram Moolenaar)
Work on Vim 8.0 is coming close to an end. I hope version 8.0 can be released in about two weeks.
This is a last chance to modify new features in a way that is not
backwards compatible. Once 8.0 is out we can't make changes that would
An overview of new features can be found on GitHub.
A version with hyperlinks (but a day older) is on appspot.
If you have remarks please discuss them on the vim-dev maillist. (Bram Moolenaar)
| Work on Vim 8 makes good progress
The past months many new features have been included, such as asynchronous communication, job control, timers and much more.
The number of reported problems is steadily going down. This is an indication the quality is getting to an adequate level.
There are still a few pieces to get in place and patches to include. (Bram Moolenaar)
Quite a few people vote for questions like "What are the best resources for learning vim?" and "What are the best VIM color-schemes?".
This can be found on Slant: http://www.slant.co/search?query=vim.
Judging by the answer to "What are the best programming text editors?" this site can't be bad :-). (Bram Moolenaar)
Vim users are asked to help poor children in Kibaale, located in the south of Uganda.
I have visited the project to see how they are doing.
You can read my report here. (Bram Moolenaar)