Unfortunately the Vim website was down for almost a week. Sorry! The cause was that SourceForge had a serious case of data corruption. Read about it here. (Bram Moolenaar)
| Did you know about persistent undo?
A feature I enjoy using myself is not known to many users, as I found out last weekend. Besides undo with as many levels as you like, Vim also offers storing the undo information in a file. So you can exit Vim, reboot your computer and still undo changes you made. See the help for 'undofile'. (Bram Moolenaar)
| Article about installing gVim on Windows7
Pritesh Ugrankar has written an article that was published in the Open Source For You Magazine.
You can read it here (PDF).
Thanks to the publisher to allow us to re-publish the article. (Bram Moolenaar)
Finally, after more than a thousand patches, there is a new version of Vim.
This is mostly a bug-fix release. Also, many runtime files have been improved, syntax highlighting and indenting works better.
To find out the details, do ":help version7.4" after installing it.
Direct link to the MS-Windows installer.
For Linux you probably want to use Mercurial for convenient building.
For MacVim look here.
Otherwise see the download page. (Bram Moolenaar)
| Vim 7.4 beta testing has started
Vim 7.4a BETA has been made available. Since 7.3 more than a thousand improvements have been made. Many people already tried out recent versions and sent bug reports and fixes. Thus it should already be stable enough for daily use. But let's do some testing before calling it 7.4. You can read the announcement here. (Bram Moolenaar)
| Work on Vim 7.4 has started
7.3 has more than 950 patches, that's too many! Time for a new (minor) release.
The plan is to (1) improve Python support, (2) include a faster regexp engine and (3) include pending patches and fix bugs.
A test version should be available end of May. The release happens when it appears to work well. (Bram Moolenaar)
| Two decades of productivity: Vim's 20th anniversary
Ryan Paul wrote a nice article after figuring out that Vim was born 20 years ago. That is the day Vim was first send out to the world. I have actually been working on it a big longer, let's consider that a pregnancy (without the side effects :-). You can find the full article here. (Bram Moolenaar)
Vim users are encouraged to support needy children in Uganda, as a "thank you" for all the work. I have recently visited the project to see what they are doing with our donations. They are doing very well! Read my visit report, with lots of pictures, you can find it here. (Bram Moolenaar)
Finally, after two years of hard work, this is a new release of Vim.
It includes an awful lot of bug fixes and a few new features.
It is better than ever before.
For the details see the announcement or go
directly to the download page. (Bram Moolenaar)
| Vim 7.3f BETA version available
This is the last BETA before the 7.3 release.
Please give it a try and report any problem you notice.
If you don't then 7.3 won't be as good as it could have been!
See the announcement for more information. (Bram Moolenaar)