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 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)
| Maintenance on April 30th 2018
There will be some maintenance work on April 30th for moving to a different hosting provider. See the announcement. This means, that scripts cannot be uploaded and there might appear some error messages. (Christian Brabandt)
| Vim talk at SFI conference in Krakow, Friday April 6
The SFI conference is taking place in Krakow from April 5 to 7.
There are talks on various topics of computer software.
My talk "Vim: recent developments" is on Friday at 12:30.
You can find the agenda here. (Bram Moolenaar)
| 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.