8Vim version 4.6c BETA is available
- Mar 10, 1997Hello 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://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://ftp.is.co.za/applications/editors/vim/ (South Africa)
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:
And any other things that apply. Send it to <mool@...>.
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