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Vim - the ubiquitous text editor

Vim is a highly configurable text editor for efficiently creating and changing any kind of text. It is included as "vi" with most UNIX systems and with Apple OS X.

Vim is rock stable and is continuously being developed to become even better. Among its features are:
  • persistent, multi-level undo tree
  • extensive plugin system
  • support for hundreds of programming languages and file formats
  • powerful search and replace
  • integrates with many tools

  News  Vim 8.1.0477 is the current version 

Vimfest 2017 recap

[2018-08-14] Matthias has (finally!) organised all the information about last year's Vimfest in Berlin. The result is a comprehensive overview of all the speakers, slides and videos. Read it all on the vimfest site. Unfortunately, there are no plans for a Vimfest 2018. (Bram Moolenaar)

Migration done

[2018-06-29] If you can see this news entry, then the migration of http://www.vim.org to the new osdn datacenter has been performed. successfully. It might take some time until vim.org resolves to the new host, you can use http://www.vim8.org if you experience issues. (Christian Brabandt)

Vim 8.1 is released!

[2018-05-18] Vim 8.1 is a minor release, a few new features have been added since Vim 8.0. A lot of bugs have been fixed, documentation was updated, etc. The main new feature is the terminal window. More information can be found on this page. (Bram Moolenaar)


Recent patches

Patch 8.1.0477 (after 8.1.0475)
Problem: Tiny build fails.
Solution: Add a dummy declaration for funccal_entry_T.
Patch 8.1.0476
Problem: Memory leaks in test_escaped_glob.
Solution: Avoid failure when running the shell, use the sandbox.
Patch 8.1.0475
Problem: Memory not freed on exit when quit in autocmd.
Solution: Remember funccal stack when executing autocmd.
Patch 8.1.0474
Problem: Directory where if_perl.c is written is inconsistent.
Solution: use auto/if_perl.c for MS-Windows. (Ken Takata, closes #3540)
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  Recent Script Updates  5,607 scripts, 12,443,718 downloads 
[2018-10-15]  vim-java-ununsed-imports : Allows showing and removing unused imports in a java file.
(1.1.0) Added support for kotlin top level declaration and for static imports - Ammar Khaku
[2018-10-13]  vim-sml : Vim support for Standard ML programming
(1.4) Add missing files. - Thomas Allen
[2018-10-13]  vimteractive : Sending commands from vim to interactive programs
(1.1) Better pasting into ipython - Will Handley
[2018-10-12]  yaifa : Yet another indent finder, almost...
(2.0) - Script was rewritten and it is 67% faster than previous version and more accurate. - Added documentation. - Renamed :YAIFAMagic to :Yaifa - Added several configuration variables. - Israel Chauca Fuentes
[2018-10-03]  LogViewer : Comfortable examination of multiple parallel logfiles.
(1.11) - ENH: Keep previous (last accessed) window on :windo. - BUG: Movement in visual mode either causes beeps (at first selection) or distorts the selection; need to exit visual mode before syncing to be able to properly restore it. - Don't override existing b:logTimestampExpr in ftplugin/log4j_LogViewer.vim. This way, users don't necessarily need to use after/ftplugin to override this with a custom... - Ingo Karkat
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