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  • Bram Moolenaar
    Announcing: Vim (Vi IMproved) version 6.2 - the Amiga memorial edition Author: Bram Moolenaar et al. Announcement ... This is a bugfix release of Vim. Since
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 1, 2003
      Announcing: Vim (Vi IMproved) version 6.2 - the Amiga memorial edition
      Author: Bram Moolenaar et al.


      This is a bugfix release of Vim. Since Vim 6.1 hundreds of reported
      problems have been fixed. Also included are new and updated syntax
      files, translated menus and messages.

      The main new features are:
      - Support for GTK 2. (Daniel Elstner)
      - Support for editing Arabic text. (Nadim Shaikli & Isam Bayazidi)
      - ":try" command and exception handling. (Servatius Brandt)
      - Support for the neXtaw GUI toolkit (mostly like Athena). (Alexey Froloff)
      - Cscope support for Win32. (Sergey Khorev)
      - Support for PostScript printing in various 8-bit encodings. (Mike Williams)

      Once you have installed 6.2 you can find details about the changes
      since Vim 6.1 with ":help version-6.2". There is a long list of fixed

      What is Vim?

      Vim is an almost 100% compatible version of the UNIX editor Vi. Many new
      features have been added: Multi level undo, syntax highlighting, command line
      history, filename completion, block operations, etc. Those who don't know Vi
      can probably skip this message, unless you are prepared to learn something new
      and useful. Vim is especially recommended for editing programs.

      Vim runs on almost any Unix flavor, MS-DOS, MS-Windows 3.1, MS-Windows
      95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP, OS/2, Atari MiNT, BeOS, VMS, RISC OS, Macintosh and

      For more information, see http://www.vim.org This is also a great place
      to find Vim tips and scripts!

      Where to get it

      Information about which files to download for what system:


      All files can be found below these directories:


      A list of mirror sites can be found here:


      An overview of the files:

      unix/vim-6.2.tar.bz2 sources + runtime files, bzip2 compressed
      unix/vim-6.2-rt1.tar.gz runtime files part 1
      unix/vim-6.2-rt2.tar.gz runtime files part 2
      unix/vim-6.2-src1.tar.gz sources part 1
      unix/vim-6.2-src2.tar.gz sources part 2
      unix/vim-6.1-6.2.diff.gz diff between 6.1 and 6.2

      extra/vim-6.2-extra.tar.gz extra files
      extra/vim-6.2-lang.tar.gz multi-language files
      extra/vim-6.1-6.2-extra.diff.gz extra files diff
      extra/vim-6.1-6.2-lang.diff.gz language files diff
      doc/vim62html.zip help files converted to HTML

      pc/gvim62.exe self-installing, includes all runtime files
      pc/vim62rt.zip runtime files (all of them)
      pc/vim62lang.zip files for translated messages and menus
      pc/gvim62.zip GUI binary for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
      pc/gvim62ole.zip GUI binary with OLE support
      pc/vim62d16.zip 16 bits real mode - works on any system
      pc/vim62d32.zip 32 bits protected mode - needs 386 and DPMI
      pc/vim62w32.zip console version for Windows NT/2000/XP
      pc/vim62src.zip sources for PC (with CR-LF)

      amiga/vim62rt.tgz runtime files (always needed)
      amiga/vim62src.tgz sources packed for Amiga
      (no binary yet, sorry)

      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. An archive
      is kept at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vim.

      If you want to help Vim development or get the latest patches, subscribe
      to the vim-dev mailing list. An archive is kept at

      Subject specific lists:
      Multi-byte issues: vim-multibyte http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vim-multibyte
      Macintosh issues: vim-mac http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vim-mac

      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 reproducable 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 -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!

      I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.
      -- Michael Davis -- "Tonight Show"

      /// Bram Moolenaar -- Bram@... -- http://www.Moolenaar.net \\\
      /// Creator of Vim - Vi IMproved -- http://www.Vim.org \\\
      \\\ Project leader for A-A-P -- http://www.A-A-P.org ///
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