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Vim version 7.2 released!

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  • Bram Moolenaar
    Hello Vim users, Announcing: Vim (Vi IMproved) version 7.2 This is a minor release of Vim. In the 15 months since Vim 7.1 many bugs were fixed and runtime
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 9, 2008
      Hello Vim users,

      Announcing: Vim (Vi IMproved) version 7.2

      This is a minor release of Vim. In the 15 months since Vim 7.1 many
      bugs were fixed and runtime files have been added and updated. There
      are also security improvements, therefore it's a good idea to upgrade.

      The main new feature since 7.1 is floating point support. You can use
      it in the Vim script language to add up a list of amounts, for example.

      Once you have installed Vim 7.2 you can find details about the changes
      since Vim 7.1 with ":help version-7.2".


      The new O'Reilly book "Learning the Vi and Vim editors" is now
      available. See http://iccf-holland.org/click5.html

      I will not make an Amiga or OS/2 binary for Vim 7.2. A Mac version is
      hopefully available soon on http://macvim.org/ and/or from the MacVim
      project at http://code.google.com/p/macvim/
      A Win64 binary should be available soon at

      There is no 16-bit DOS version, the executable is too big to fit in the
      limited memory space.


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

      Where to get it

      All files can be found below this directory:

      Information about which files to download for what system:

      A list of mirror sites can be found here:

      Vim 7.2 is also available from CVS. Subversion will follow later.

      The Aap files have also been updated, see http://www.a-a-p.org/ports.html

      An overview of the files:

      unix/vim-7.2.tar.bz2 sources + runtime files, bzip2 compressed

      MS-WINDOWS one-size-fits-all:
      pc/gvim72.exe self-installing, includes all runtime files

      extra/vim-7.2-extra.tar.gz source files for non-Unix platforms
      extra/vim-7.2-lang.tar.gz multi-language files
      doc/vim72html.zip help files converted to HTML

      MS-WINDOWS separate files:
      pc/vim72rt.zip runtime files
      pc/vim72lang.zip files for translated messages and menus
      pc/gvim72.zip GUI binary for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
      pc/gvim72ole.zip GUI binary with OLE support
      pc/gvim72_s.zip GUI binary for Windows 3.1 (untested)
      pc/vim72d32.zip console version for MS-DOS/Windows 95/98
      pc/vim72w32.zip console version for Windows NT/2000/XP
      pc/vim72src.zip sources for PC (with CR-LF)

      unix/vim-7.1-7.2.diff.gz sources + runtime files
      extra/vim-7.1-7.2-extra.diff.gz extra files
      extra/vim-7.1-7.2-lang.diff.gz multi-language files

      unstable/unix/vim-7.2c-7.2.diff.gz sources + runtime files
      unstable/extra/vim-7.2c-7.2-extra.diff.gz extra files
      unstable/extra/vim-7.2c-7.2-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, 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 <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!

      "Software is like sex... it's better when it's free."
      -- Linus Torvalds, initiator of the free Linux OS
      Makes me wonder what FSF stands for...?

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