155Vim version 7.0c BETA has been released
- Mar 29, 2006Announcing: Vim (Vi IMproved) version 7.0c BETA
This is the second BETA release of Vim 7.
Since the first BETA release a few things changed:
- Win32 GUI implementation for the tab pages line added (by Yegappan
- The "autoload" directory was missing from the Win32 self-installing
exe, causing errors during startup.
- Installing in C:\ caused the .bat files to be created in the wrong
- The 16 bit DOS version is now included.
- A few bug fixes, see the end of ":help version7".
Since Vim 6.4 many new features have been added. To mention a few:
- Spell checking support for about 50 languages
- Intelligent completion: Omni completion
- Tab pages, each containing multiple windows
- Undo branches: never accidentally lose text again
- Vim script supports Lists and Dictionaries (similar to Python)
- Vim script profiling
- Improved Unicode support
- Highlighting of matching parens, cursor line and cursor column
- Translated manual pages support.
- Internal grep; works on all platforms, searches compressed files
- Browsing of remote directories, zip and tar archives
- Printing multi-byte text
Once you have installed Vim 7.0c BETA you can find details about the
changes since Vim 6.4 with ":help version7". There are also a lot of
We can still change option names, function arguments, etc. at this
moment. Please check the new features for consistency and ease of use.
This is a BETA test version. Because this is the very first release of
Vim 7 watch out for missing and misplaced files in the distribution.
I will not make an Amiga or OS/2 binary for Vim 7. A Mac version should
be available soon on http://macvim.org/
Where to get it
Information about which files to download for what system:
All files can be found below this directory:
A list of mirror sites can be found here:
Vim 7.0c is also available from CVS and with Aap:
An overview of the files:
unix/vim-7.0c.tar.bz2 sources + runtime files, bzip2 compressed
extra/vim-7.0c-extra.tar.gz extra files
extra/vim-7.0c-lang.tar.gz multi-language files
doc/vim70chtml.zip help files converted to HTML
pc/gvim70c.exe self-installing, includes all runtime files
pc/vim70crt.zip runtime files
pc/vim70clang.zip files for translated messages and menus
pc/gvim70c.zip GUI binary for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
pc/gvim70cole.zip GUI binary with OLE support
pc/vim70cd16.zip 16 bit console version for MS-DOS
pc/vim70cd32.zip console version for MS-DOS/Windows 95/98
pc/vim70cw32.zip console version for Windows NT/2000/XP
pc/vim70csrc.zip sources for PC (with CR-LF)
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.
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!
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