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Vim 7.4 released!

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  • Bram Moolenaar
    Hello Vim users, Announcing: Vim (Vi IMproved) version 7.4 A small number of problems have been fixed since 7.4b BETA. It s now tested sufficiently, time for
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 10, 2013
      Hello Vim users,

      Announcing: Vim (Vi IMproved) version 7.4

      A small number of problems have been fixed since 7.4b BETA. It's now
      tested sufficiently, time for a release!

      The biggest additions since 7.3:
      - A new, faster regular expression engine.
      - More than a thousand fixes and small improvements.

      Once you have installed Vim 7.4 you can find details about the changes
      since Vim 7.3 with:
      :help version-7.4


      If you like Vim, please consider helping poor children in the south of
      Uganda: http://iccf-holland.org

      Where to get it

      For MS-Windows most of you will want the self-installing executable:

      For Unix/Linux the best way to obtain Vim 7.4 is using Mercurial.
      hg clone https://vim.googlecode.com/hg/ vim
      cd vim
      hg update
      More information here: http://www.vim.org/mercurial.php
      The tag for the 7.4 release is v7-4

      For Mac you probably want to use MacVim. The 7.4 version should be
      available soon: https://code.google.com/p/macvim/

      Details and information about which files to download for what system:

      If the main ftp site is slow, a list of mirror sites can be found here:

      The files available for download:

      sources + runtime files, bzip2 compressed:

      help files converted to HTML:

      MS-WINDOWS one-size-fits-all:
      Self-installing, includes all runtime files, loads libraries dynamically:

      MS-WINDOWS separate files:
      Runtime files:
      GUI binary for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/7:
      GUI binary with OLE support:
      Console version for Windows NT/2000/XP/7:
      Sources for PC (with CR-LF):

      For debugging:

      Omitted in this version are:
      - The 16-bit DOS, OS/2 and Amiga versions, these are obsolete.
      - The 32-bit console version for MS-DOS/Windows 95/98
      - The 16 bit MS-Windows version

      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 a patch
      if you can!

      Happy Vimming!

      Q: How many legs does a giraffe have?
      A: Eight: two in front, two behind, two on the left and two on the right

      /// Bram Moolenaar -- Bram@... -- http://www.Moolenaar.net \\\
      /// sponsor Vim, vote for features -- http://www.Vim.org/sponsor/ \\\
      \\\ an exciting new programming language -- http://www.Zimbu.org ///
      \\\ help me help AIDS victims -- http://ICCF-Holland.org ///

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