I have tortured you enough with beta versions, now it's time for the real
thing. There are only a couple of small changes since version 4.6c. Not
This will (hopefully) be the last release in the 4.x series. Only when there
is a really serious problem, a new release will be made. All development will
now be concentrated on 5.0. I hope a first ALPHA version will be available
within two weeks.
I would like to thank everybody who helped testing the BETA versions, and
reported success or problems. This is what gives Vim its quality!
Note that the list of distribution sites has been updated. There is a mirror
in South Africa and Australia now!
VIM Distribution Sites
Vim can be found at:
ftp://jagubox.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/unix/vim/ (USA, fast)
ftp://ftp.nuxi.com/pub/vim (USA, fast)
ftp://nuxi.ucdavis.edu/pub/vim (USA, fast)
ftp://ftp.is.co.za/applications/editors/vim/ (South Africa)
ftp://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/utilities/vim/ (Germany, incomplete)
A Linux binary statically linked with Motif can soon be found at:
A few Win32 binaries (for NT on Alpha, MIPS and PowerPC) can be found at:
amiga/vim46src.lha Amiga packed sources (excluding src/tags)
amiga/vim46bin.lha Amiga binary + docs
atari/... Atari MiNT version (a bit later).
os2/vim46os2.zip OS/2 binary (a bit later).
pc/vim46src.zip MS-DOS packed sources (with CR-LF)
pc/vim46r16.zip 16 bits MS-DOS binary + docs
pc/vim46p32.zip 32 bits MS-DOS binary + docs
pc/vim46w32.zip Windows 95/NT binary + docs
unix/vim-4.6.tar.gz gzipped tar archive with sources + docs
unix/vim-45-46.diff.gz gzipped diff between 4.5 and 4.6
unix/vim-46c-46.diff.gz gzipped diff between 4.6c and 4.6
vim_46.txt this file
README README for version 4.6
If you have problems with the diff for the documentation files, that's
probably because there is a star in the first column of the first line in each
file. You'll have to fix this by hand.
-- What's next? --
Release 5.0 ALPHA whithin a two weeks. This will have shocking new
functionality, and probably a whole lot of bugs.
-- Porting --
Most ports are going just fine. Still new or incomplete are:
Axel Kielhorn has been very quiet, but Dany St-Amant started working on it.
Will take some time.
The first version has been made available. I didn't get any feedback, this
probably means it runs just fine... It's a separate set of files instead of a
patch, because file names have been changed to fit VMS. Still at version 4.5.
-- Reporting bugs --
If you run into bugs or just don't like what you see, let me know. Best is to
send me patches if you can. Otherwise send me a clear description of the
problem. Include info about the machine you run it on, and the output of:
And any other things that apply. Send it to <mool@...
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