| vim.org now completely on https
SourceForge has moved to new infrastructure. Unfortunately this caused an outage for a few days. Currently it appears everything is working again.
On the positive side, SSL is now fully supported, all the pages are on https://www.vim.org. (Bram Moolenaar)
Vimfest is happening again! 22 to 24 September in Berlin. Find more information on the website. (Bram Moolenaar)
Since the Vim website hosts scripts, security is relevant. SourceForge now supports using https, but only on sourceforge.io.
That is why you now get redirected from vim.org to vim.sourceforge.io.
Let me know if something does not work. (Bram Moolenaar)
| Vim voted #1 text editor on diffur
It's no surprise to Vim users, but always nice to see how Vim compares to other editors. You can view the list on diffur.com. (Bram Moolenaar)
| Secure connection available
Notice the "go to HTTPS page" link in the header? Use it to go to the securely connected version of the same Vim pages.
This runs on the sourceforge servers, thus the URL cannot end in vim.org. This is especially recommended if you upload or download scripts. (Bram Moolenaar)
| 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)