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  • Bram Moolenaar
    Announcing: Vim (Vi IMproved) version 6.1b BETA Author: Bram Moolenaar et al. Announcement ... This is a bugfix release of Vim. Since Vim 6.0 many reported
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 10, 2002
      Announcing: Vim (Vi IMproved) version 6.1b BETA
      Author: Bram Moolenaar et al.


      This is a bugfix release of Vim. Since Vim 6.0 many reported problems
      have been fixed. For people who don't compile Vim, this is a good
      opportunity to get all the bug fixes for Vim 6.0. Since the 6.1a beta
      release more problems have been fixed.

      Also included are new and updated syntax files, translated menus and
      messages. The Vim license has been made compatible with the GNU GPL.

      Most of the fixes have already been tested by several people. But there
      might still be a few new problems, that's why this is a BETA version.
      If there are no serious problems, the 6.1 release will follow in a
      couple of weeks.

      Please try out this version and report any problems you encounter.

      Once you have installed 6.1b you can find details about the changes
      since Vim 6.0 with ":help version-6.1". The changes since version 6.1a
      can be seen by using vimdiff on the version6.txt help files of the two

      What is Vim?

      Vim is an almost 100% compatible version of the UNIX editor Vi. Many new
      features have been added: Multi level undo, syntax highlighting, command line
      history, filename completion, block operations, etc. Those who don't know Vi
      can probably skip this message, unless you are prepared to learn something new
      and useful. Vim is especially recommended for editing programs.

      Vim runs on almost any Unix flavor, MS-DOS, MS-Windows 3.1, MS-Windows
      95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP, OS/2, Atari MiNT, BeOS, VMS, RISC OS, Macintosh and

      For more information, see http://vim.sf.net This is also a great place
      to find Vim tips and scripts!

      Where to get it

      Information about which files to download for what system:


      The links are for Vim 6.0 though, you need to use the names from below
      instead. All files can be found below this directory:


      NOTE: The "UNRELEASED" directory was used for versions upto 6.0, now
      it's "UNSTABLE"! Avoids the confusion about finding a beta release in
      the unreleased directory.

      An overview of the files:

      unix/vim-6.1b.tar.bz2 sources + runtime files, bzip2 compressed
      unix/vim-6.1b-rt1.tar.gz runtime files part 1
      unix/vim-6.1b-rt2.tar.gz runtime files part 2
      unix/vim-6.1b-src1.tar.gz sources part 1
      unix/vim-6.1b-src2.tar.gz sources part 2
      unix/vim-6.1a-6.1b.diff.gz diff between 6.1a and 6.1b

      extra/vim-6.1b-extra.tar.gz extra files
      extra/vim-6.1b-lang.tar.gz multi-language files
      extra/vim-6.1a-6.1b-extra.diff.gz extra diff
      extra/vim-6.1a-6.1b-lang.diff.gz multi-lang diff
      doc/vim61bhtml.zip help files converted to HTML

      pc/gvim61b.exe self-installing, includes runtime files
      pc/vim61brt.zip runtime files (all of them)
      pc/vim61brt1.zip runtime files (part 1)
      pc/vim61brt2.zip runtime files (part 2)
      pc/vim61blang.zip extra files for translated messages and menus
      pc/gvim61b.zip GUI binary for Windows 95/98/NT/2000
      pc/gvim61bole.zip GUI binary with OLE support
      pc/gvim61b_s.zip GUI binary for Windows 3.1
      pc/vim61bd16.zip 16 bits real mode - works on any system
      pc/vim61bd32.zip 32 bits protected mode - needs 386 and DPMI
      pc/vim61bw32.zip console version for Windows NT/2000/XP
      pc/vim61bsrc.zip sources for PC (with CR-LF)

      amiga/vim61brt.tgz runtime files (always needed)
      amiga/vim61bbin.tgz binaries
      amiga/vim61bsrc.tgz sources packed for Amiga

      os2/vim61bos2.zip binaries
      os2/vim61brt.zip runtime files (same as for pc)

      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/mail.html. An archive is kept at

      If you want to help developing Vim or get the latest patches, subscribe to
      the vim-dev mailing list. An archive is kept at

      Subject specific lists:
      Multi-byte issues: vim-multibyte http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vim-multibyte
      Macintosh issues: vim-mac http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vim-mac

      Reporting bugs

      Send them to <bugs@...>. 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 reproducable 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 -U NONE". Try different machines
      if possible. See ":help bugs" in Vim. Send me a patch if you can!

      If something needs discussing with other developers, send a message to the
      vim-dev mailing list. You need to subscribe first.

      Happy Vimming!

      hundred-and-one symptoms of being an internet addict:
      227. You sleep next to your monitor. Or on top of it.

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      /// Creator of Vim -- http://vim.sf.net -- ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim \\\
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