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Vim version 7.1b BETA has been released

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  • Bram Moolenaar
    Announcing: Vim (Vi IMproved) version 7.1b BETA This is a BETA release of Vim 7.1. It consists of Vim 7.0 plus all patches, updated runtime files and a few
    Message 1 of 1 , May 10, 2007
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      Announcing: Vim (Vi IMproved) version 7.1b BETA


      This is a BETA release of Vim 7.1. It consists of Vim 7.0 plus all
      patches, updated runtime files and a few fixes.

      If you were using 7.1a please upgrade to 7.1b and verify it works well.
      Please report every problem you find! It will only be a couple of days
      until the 7.1 release, so hurry.

      Once you have installed Vim 7.1b BETA you can find details about the
      changes since Vim 7.0 with ":help version-7.1".

      Changes since 7.1a:

      - Lots of spelling mistakes fixed.
      - Several runtime files updated. Somehow people tend to send me updates
      _after_ doing a release...
      - Bug in downloading a missing spell file fixed. Could wipe out a
      buffer with your text when downloading failed.
      - Building with MingW fixed (and now Win32s version also builds).
      - Editing compressed files didn't work when folding enabled.


      Testing
      -------

      This is a BETA test version. Please give it a good test and report
      anything that isn't right. That includes a crash but also a typo in the
      documentation.

      I will not make an Amiga or OS/2 binary for Vim 7.1b. A Mac version is
      hopefully available soon on http://macvim.org/


      Where to get it
      ---------------

      All files can be found below this directory:
      ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/unstable/

      Information about which files to download for what system (don't use the
      links, they are still for Vim 7.0):
      http://www.vim.org/download.php

      A list of mirror sites can be found here:
      http://www.vim.org/mirrors.php

      Vim 7.1b is also available from CVS (soon, still checking in):
      http://www.vim.org/develop.php


      An overview of the files:

      UNIX:
      unix/vim-7.1b.tar.bz2 sources + runtime files, bzip2 compressed

      VARIOUS:
      extra/vim-7.1b-extra.tar.gz extra files
      extra/vim-7.1b-lang.tar.gz multi-language files
      doc/vim71bhtml.zip help files converted to HTML

      MS-WINDOWS:
      pc/gvim71b.exe self-installing, includes all runtime files
      pc/vim71brt.zip runtime files
      pc/vim71blang.zip files for translated messages and menus
      pc/gvim71b.zip GUI binary for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
      pc/gvim71bole.zip GUI binary with OLE support
      pc/gvim71b_s.zip GUI binary for Windows 3.1 (untested)
      pc/vim71bd16.zip 16 bit console version for MS-DOS
      pc/vim71bd32.zip console version for MS-DOS/Windows 95/98
      pc/vim71bw32.zip console version for Windows NT/2000/XP
      pc/vim71bsrc.zip sources for PC (with CR-LF)

      DIFFS TO PREVIOUS RELEASE:
      unix/vim-7.1a-7.1b.diff.gz sources + runtime files
      extra/vim-7.1a-7.1b-extra.diff.gz extra files
      extra/vim-7.1a-7.1b-lang.diff.gz multi-language files


      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 or get the latest patches, subscribe
      to the vim-dev mailing list. See http://www.vim.org/maillist.php#vim-dev

      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 <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 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!

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


      Happy Vimming!

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      a mustache, and a double chin

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