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These are the results of the votes. The first column shows the total number of points for a feature. This includes the negative votes, which are mentioned in parenthesis.

The "voters" column shows the number people who voted for this feature and the number of voters that voted against this feature (with a minus sign). Thus this ignores the number of points someone has given.

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   points    voters   feature
1 119 (-3)  21 -2  make it possible to set a different background color for inactive windows
2 116 (-1)  50 -1  add an indication what text was changed since editing started (change bar or diff)
3 113   38   fix all problems, big and small; make Vim more robust
4 110 (-38)  34 -13  add integration with Python instead of inventing more Vim script
5 92   37   improve diff mode: automatic refresh, better merge support
6 90 (-4)  25 -1  improve folding
7 88 (-11)  33 -4  add collaborative editing: changes made to a buffer show up in another Vim in a second
8 84   29   improve the performance of scrolling and displaying
9 79 (-15)  40 -2  improve syntax highlighting speed by adding a parser
10 78 (-15)  22 -4  support embedding of Vim in another GUI program
11 72 (-9)  9 -5  add diff/merge capability for git, mercurial et al.
12 59   26   add more and better omni completion plugins
13 57   25   improve syntax highlighting functionality
14 57   26   better plugin management system: automatic updates and dependencies
15 52   22   improve the performance of Vim script
16 50   3   add scrolling per screen line, first line can start halfway
17 49   11   add a method to repeat a previous change ("c.", "d.", etc.)
18 46   17   improve completion on the command line
19 36 (-4)  17 -1  improve the startup speed
20 35 (-35)  34 -9  improve IDE features (terminal debugger)
21 35   16   improve the Python interface
22 34   16   improve Visual block mode; make Ex commands work on rectangles
23 34   13   improve "gq" formatting of text (left&right justified, comments option)
24 33   9   add option not to move the cursor when scrolling the window
25 32 (-18)  8 -7  make it possible to use Vim as a plugin in Eclipse
26 29 (-1)  15 -1  add a menu that lists the most recently used files
27 29 (-1)  13 -1  improve on-the-fly spell checking
28 29   13   improve multi-byte character support (e.g., 'langmap')
29 28   4   add multiple cursors, edit text in more than one place at the same time
30 24   10   improve flexible auto-indenting and support more languages
31 24   11   improve the performance of reading and writing files
32 21   11   improve debug mode (debugging Vim scripts and functions)
33 20   7   improve the quickfix commands
34 20   10   improve ":mksession" support (switch to a previously saved state)
35 20 (-1)  9 -1  lower the amount of memory that Vim uses when running
36 18 (-8)  13 -2  improve the support for MacOS X
37 17   10   improve the client-server functionality
38 16 (-8)  5 -3  improve the support for MS-Windows
39 16   8   improve completion in Insert mode
40 16   7   improve 'cindent', auto-indenting for C and C++
41 15   8   add patterns to define section borders for "{", "[[", "%", etc
42 15 (-1)  12 -1  add smart cut/paste: fix white space before and after pasted text
43 14   4   add a command to repeat a whole mapping (not only its last change)
44 14   9   add syntax highlighting for more languages
45 12 (-6)  7 -3  add GUI dialog to record/stop/play a keystroke macro
46 12   5   improve printing with ":hardcopy"
47 11 (-1)  6 -1  improve the Ruby interface
48 11   4   improve the Cscope interface
49 10 (-4)  5 -3  support multiple top-level windows for one running Vim
50 9   5   improve 'viminfo' (keeping information when quitting Vim)
51 9 (-6)  7 -4  add GUI version that uses Qt (aka kvim)
52 8   5   improve the tutor (course for beginners)
53 7 (-10)  10 -3  add file locking
54 7   4   add more autocommand events (for ":cd", jump to tag, etc.)
55 6   4   translate the builtin help to German, French, Spanish, etc.
56 4   4   improve searching in the builtin help, add more tags
57 2   2   improve the Visual Studio interface (VisVim)
58 2 (-5)  3 -3  add a portable GUI toolkit for nice dialogs in Vim script
59 2   2   add scope arguments to the ":tag" command (like Elvis)
60 2   2   improve the on-line help reference manual
61 1   1   improve the builtin help user manual
62 1   1   improve the Tcl interface
63 0 (-8)  5 -4  make installing and upgrading easier
64 -2 (-2)  0 -1  improve the OLE interface
65 -2 (-8)  2 -6  improve Vi compatibility, even the smallest detail
66 -3 (-7)  3 -2  improve the support for GTK
67 -4 (-12)  6 -2  add more features to Vim scripting
68 -4 (-7)  1 -2  improve the Perl interface
69 -5 (-5)  0 -2  improve the support for X Window with the Motif toolkit
70 -6 (-8)  1 -4  reduce the size of the distribution (harddisk usage)
71 -13 (-26)  9 -11  make Vim simpler to learn and easier to use
72 -15 (-26)  5 -10  add more GUI functions (requesters, menus, dialogs)
73 -54 (-73)  7 -27  stop adding features, there are enough already

171 registered Vim users and sponsors have entered votes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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