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8Vim version 4.6c BETA is available

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  • Bram Moolenaar
    Mar 10, 1997
      Hello all!

      Only a few things have been fixed since 4.6b was released. Still, it's enough
      to justify a short beta-test round, before releasing 4.6. Only a few things
      need to be checked, so I expect to release 4.6 later this week. Please test
      4.6c quickly, and let me know if there are any new problems.

      See "src/version.c" for the complete list. The most important ones:

      - Fixed: ":.,/^$/d" would delete more than two lines, when the line under
      the cursor is empty.

      - When writing a new viminfo file in the same directory as the original
      doesn't work, try creating it in a temp directory.

      - Fixed: cindenting could get into an endless loop on a line that starts
      with a '}' and contains a set of matching braces.

      - Fixed: When using "./tags" in 'tags' option, use short filename when
      possbile, avoid long filenames.

      - Fixed: When an argument like "-f" was included in 'shell', 'shellredir'
      and 'shellpipe' would not be set correctly.

      - Included tools/pltags.pl: create tags file for Perl script.

      Note that the list of distribution sites has been updated. There is a mirror
      in South Africa and Australia now!


      VIM Distribution Sites

      Vim can be found at:
      ftp://ftp.oce.nl/pub/misc/vim/ (Holland)

      ftp://jagubox.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/unix/vim/ (USA, fast)
      ftp://ftp.nuxi.com/pub/vim (USA, fast)
      ftp://nuxi.ucdavis.edu/pub/vim (USA, fast)
      ftp://petrified.cic.net/mirrors/vim/ (USA)
      ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/pub/misc/editors/vim/ (Germany)
      ftp://ftp.is.co.za/applications/editors/vim/ (South Africa)
      ftp://ftp.progsoc.uts.edu.au/pub/vim/ (Australia)
      ftp://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/utilities/vim/ (Germany, incomplete)

      A Linux binary statically linked with Motif can soon be found at:

      A few Win32 binaries (for NT on Alpha, MIPS and PowerPC) can be found at:

      Files (in .../vim/beta-test/):

      amiga/vim46csrc.lha Amiga packed sources (excluding src/tags)
      amiga/vim46cbin.lha Amiga binary + docs

      atari/... Atari MiNT version (a bit later).

      os2/vim46cos2.zip OS/2 binary (a bit later).

      pc/vim46csrc.zip MS-DOS packed sources (with CR-LF)
      pc/vim46cr16.zip 16 bits MS-DOS binary + docs
      pc/vim46cp32.zip 32 bits MS-DOS binary + docs
      pc/vim46cw32.zip Windows 95/NT binary + docs

      unix/vim-4.6c.tar.gz gzipped tar archive with sources + docs
      unix/vim-45-46c.diff.gz gzipped diff between 4.5 and 4.6c
      unix/vim-46b-46c.diff.gz gzipped diff between 4.6b and 4.6c

      vim_46c.txt this file
      README README for version 4.6c

      If you have problems with the diff for the documentation files, that's
      probably because there is a star in the first column of the first line in each
      file. You'll have to fix this by hand.

      -- What's next? --

      Release 4.6 when beta testing has finished. By the end of the week?

      Release 5.0b ALPHA whithin a couple of weeks.

      -- Porting --

      Most ports are going just fine. Still new or incomplete are:

      Axel Kielhorn has been very quiet, but Dany St-Amant started working on it.
      Will take some time.

      The first version has been made available. I didn't get any feedback, this
      probably means it runs just fine... It's a separate set of files instead of a
      patch, because file names have been changed to fit VMS. Still at version 4.5.

      -- Reporting bugs --

      If you run into bugs or just don't like what you see, let me know. Best is to
      send me patches if you can. Otherwise send me a clear description of the
      problem. Include info about the machine you run it on, and the output of:
      :set all
      :set termcap
      And any other things that apply. Send it to <mool@...>.

      -- Vim mailing lists --

      There are three mailing lists for Vim:

      <vim@...-berlin.de> about using Vim
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      <vimannounce@...-berlin.de> announcements

      If you want to join send a message to
      and put "info" in the body (not in the Subject). Then Majordomo will give you
      a little help. If you have trouble with a mailing list, send a message to
      Felix von Leitner, who made this mailing list work:
      Don't ask him to subscribe or remove you from the list, use majordomo for

      Happy Vimming!

      ARTHUR: What does it say?
      BROTHER MAYNARD: It reads ... "Here may be found the last words of Joseph of
      Aramathea." "He who is valorous and pure of heart may find
      the Holy Grail in the aaaaarrrrrrggghhh..."
      ARTHUR: What?
      BROTHER MAYNARD: "The Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh..."
      "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" PYTHON (MONTY) PICTURES LTD

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