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  • Bram Moolenaar
    Announcing: Vim (Vi IMproved) version 7.0 Vim 7 is ready! After years of development this feature packed editor is waiting for you. Since Vim 6.4 many new
    Message 1 of 1 , May 8, 2006
      Announcing: Vim (Vi IMproved) version 7.0

      Vim 7 is ready! After years of development this feature packed editor
      is waiting for you.

      Since Vim 6.4 many new features have been added. To mention a few:

      - Spell checking support for about 50 languages
      - Intelligent completion for C, HTML, Ruby, Python, PHP, etc.
      - 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 cursor line, cursor column and matching braces
      - Translated manual pages support.
      - Internal grep; works on all platforms, searches compressed files
      - Browsing remote directories, zip and tar archives
      - Printing multi-byte text

      Once you have installed Vim 7.0 you can find details about the changes
      since Vim 6.4 with ":help version7".


      A lot of people helped making Vim 7 possible by providing patches,
      suggestions, bug reports and proofreading the documentation. You can
      find their names with ":help version7". Many thanks to all of them!

      Also thanks to Vim sponsors who supported me while working on Vim 7. I
      am now going back to a paid job. Please continue sponsoring Vim. The
      money now goes to help children in Uganda. The more you help them the
      more I will feel obliged to work on Vim. There is a drought right now,
      we need to help 200 families with food. http://www.vim.org/sponsor/

      Where to get it

      Information about which files to download for what system:

      A list of mirror sites can be found here:

      Downloading through ftp from:

      Downloading through http from:

      Using rsync:

      Using Subversion:

      Anonymous CVS is five week behind and doesn't have Vim 7.0 yet.

      An overview of the files:

      unix/vim-7.0.tar.bz2 sources + runtime files, bzip2 compressed

      extra/vim-7.0-extra.tar.gz extra (non-Unix) files
      extra/vim-7.0-lang.tar.gz multi-language files
      doc/vim70html.zip help files converted to HTML

      pc/gvim70.exe self-installing, includes all runtime files
      pc/vim70rt.zip runtime files
      pc/vim70lang.zip files for translated messages and menus
      pc/gvim70.zip GUI binary for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
      pc/gvim70ole.zip GUI binary with OLE support
      pc/gvim70_s.zip GUI binary for Windows 3.1 (untested)
      pc/vim70d16.zip 16 bit console version for MS-DOS
      pc/vim70d32.zip console version for MS-DOS/Windows 95/98
      pc/vim70w32.zip console version for Windows NT/2000/XP
      pc/vim70src.zip sources for PC (with CR-LF)

      unstable/unix/vim-7.0g-7.0.diff.gz sources + runtime files
      unstable/extra/vim-7.0g-7.0-extra.diff.gz extra files
      unstable/extra/vim-7.0g-7.0-lang.diff.gz multi-language files


      You should be able to do ":set spellang=xx" and Vim will offer you to
      download spell files for "xx".

      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 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.

      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 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!

      If something needs discussing with other developers, send a message to the
      vim-dev mailing list. You need to subscribe first.

      Happy Vimming!

      Well, you come from nothing, you go back to nothing... What have you
      lost? Nothing!
      -- Monty Python: The life of Brian

      /// Bram Moolenaar -- Bram@... -- http://www.Moolenaar.net \\\
      /// sponsor Vim, vote for features -- http://www.Vim.org/sponsor/ \\\
      \\\ download, build and distribute -- http://www.A-A-P.org ///
      \\\ help me help AIDS victims -- http://ICCF-Holland.org ///
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