Hello Vim users,
Announcing: Vim (Vi IMproved) version 7.4
A small number of problems have been fixed since 7.4b BETA. It's now
tested sufficiently, time for a release!
The biggest additions since 7.3:
- A new, faster regular expression engine.
- More than a thousand fixes and small improvements.
Once you have installed Vim 7.4 you can find details about the changes
since Vim 7.3 with:
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Where to get it
For MS-Windows most of you will want the self-installing executable:
For Unix/Linux the best way to obtain Vim 7.4 is using Mercurial.
hg clone https://vim.googlecode.com/hg/
More information here: http://www.vim.org/mercurial.php
The tag for the 7.4 release is v7-4
For Mac you probably want to use MacVim. The 7.4 version should be
available soon: https://code.google.com/p/macvim/
Details and information about which files to download for what system:
If the main ftp site is slow, a list of mirror sites can be found here:
The files available for download:
sources + runtime files, bzip2 compressed:
help files converted to HTML:
Self-installing, includes all runtime files, loads libraries dynamically:
MS-WINDOWS separate files:
GUI binary for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/7:
GUI binary with OLE support:
Console version for Windows NT/2000/XP/7:
Sources for PC (with CR-LF):
Omitted in this version are:
- The 16-bit DOS, OS/2 and Amiga versions, these are obsolete.
- The 32-bit console version for MS-DOS/Windows 95/98
- The 16 bit MS-Windows version
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