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11628Vim 7.3c ready for beta testing

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  • Bram Moolenaar
    Aug 1, 2010
      Hello Vim users,

      Announcing: Vim (Vi IMproved) version 7.3c BETA

      This is a BETA release of Vim 7.3. It consists of Vim 7.2 plus all
      patches, updated runtime files and some more.

      7.3c both includes lots of fixes and a few new features. Everything
      needs to be tested to verify no new problems have been introduced.

      Please report every problem you find! The 7.3 release should not
      contain a problem because you didn't report it.

      The biggest additions since 7.2:
      - Persistent undo, undo for reload
      - Blowfish encryption, also encrypt the swap file
      - Conceal text (note: since 7.3a 'conc' was renamed to 'cole')
      - Lua interface
      - Python 3 interface

      I will no longer include new features in 7.3, it's only testing now.

      Once you have installed Vim 7.3c BETA you can find details about the
      changes since Vim 7.2 with:
      :help version-7.3

      Known problem: The MS-Windows self-installing executable for 7.3c does
      not delete the install key on 64 bit systems. You can remove it through
      the control panel.


      Please especially test the persistent undo and encryption. These need
      to work reliably.

      Report anything that isn't right. That includes a crash but also a typo
      in the documentation and a missing file.


      If you like Vim, this is the way to say thanks:

      Where to get it

      The best way to obtain the latest Vim 7.3 is using Mercurial.
      hg clone https://vim.googlecode.com/hg/ vim
      cd vim
      hg update vim73
      More information here: http://www.vim.org/mercurial.php

      All downloadable files can be found below this directory:

      Direct link to the MS-Windows self-installing executable:

      Information about which files to download for what system (don't use the
      links, they are still for Vim 7.2):

      A list of mirror sites can be found here:

      An overview of the files below "unstable":

      unix/vim-7.3c.tar.bz2 sources + runtime files, bzip2 compressed

      MS-WINDOWS one-size-fits-all:
      pc/gvim73c.exe self-installing, includes all runtime files

      doc/vim73chtml.zip help files converted to HTML

      MS-WINDOWS separate files:
      pc/vim73crt.zip runtime files
      pc/gvim73c.zip GUI binary for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
      pc/gvim73cole.zip GUI binary with OLE support
      pc/gvim73c_s.zip GUI binary for Windows 3.1 (untested)
      pc/vim73cd32.zip console version for MS-DOS/Windows 95/98
      pc/vim73cw32.zip console version for Windows NT/2000/XP
      pc/vim73csrc.zip sources for PC (with CR-LF)

      unix/vim-7.3b-7.3c.diff.gz sources + runtime files

      Omitted in this version are:
      - Extra and lang archives, these are now included in the main source
      and runtime archives.
      - The 16-bit DOS, OS/2 and Amiga versions, these are obsolete.

      Mailing lists

      For user questions you can turn to the Vim mailing list. There are a
      lot of tips, scripts and solutions. You can ask your Vim questions, but
      only if you subscribe. See http://www.vim.org/maillist.php#vim

      If you want to help Vim development, discuss new features or get the
      latest patches, subscribe to the vim-dev mailing list. See

      Subject specific lists:
      Multi-byte issues: http://www.vim.org/maillist.php#vim-multibyte
      Macintosh issues: http://www.vim.org/maillist.php#vim-mac

      Before you ask a question you should search the archives, someone may
      already have given the answer.

      Reporting bugs

      Send them to <vim-dev@...>. Please describe the problem precisely.
      All the time spent on answering mail is subtracted from the time that is
      spent on improving Vim! Always give a reproducible example and try to
      find out which settings or other things influence the appearance of the
      bug. Try starting without your own vimrc file: "vim -u NONE". Try
      different machines if possible. See ":help bugs" in Vim. Send me a
      patch if you can!

      Happy Vimming!

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      have no idea what it is. If your company _is_ involved in ISO 9000 then you
      definitely have no idea what it is.
      (Scott Adams - The Dilbert principle)

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