Announcing: Vim (Vi IMproved) version 7.1a BETA
This is a BETA release of Vim 7.1. It consists of Vim 7.0 plus all
patches and updated runtime files.
I expect this to be stable, since the patches have been used by many
people already. This BETA is mainly to check that the files has been
setup properly. It's been almost a year since the last one!
Please report every problem you find! It will only be a few days until
the 7.1 release, so please take a little time right now to check it out.
Once you have installed Vim 7.1a BETA you can find details about the
changes since Vim 7.0 with ":help version-7.1".
This is a BETA test version. Please give it a good test and report
anything that isn't right. That includes a crash but also a typo in the
I will not make an Amiga or OS/2 binary for Vim 7.1a. A Mac version is
hopefully available soon on http://macvim.org/
Where to get it
All files can be found below this directory:
Information about which files to download for what system (don't use the
links, they are still for Vim 7.0):
A list of mirror sites can be found here:
Vim 7.1a is also available from CVS (when it works again) and with Aap:
An overview of the files:
unix/vim-7.1a.tar.bz2 sources + runtime files, bzip2 compressed
extra/vim-7.1a-extra.tar.gz extra files
extra/vim-7.1a-lang.tar.gz multi-language files
doc/vim71ahtml.zip help files converted to HTML
pc/gvim71a.exe self-installing, includes all runtime files
pc/vim71art.zip runtime files
pc/vim71alang.zip files for translated messages and menus
pc/gvim71a.zip GUI binary for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
pc/gvim71aole.zip GUI binary with OLE support
pc/gvim71a_s.zip GUI binary for Windows 3.1 (untested)
pc/vim71ad16.zip 16 bit console version for MS-DOS
pc/vim71ad32.zip console version for MS-DOS/Windows 95/98
pc/vim71aw32.zip console version for Windows NT/2000/XP
pc/vim71asrc.zip sources for PC (with CR-LF)
DIFFS TO PREVIOUS RELEASE:
unix/vim-7.0-7.1a.diff.gz sources + runtime files
extra/vim-7.0-7.1a-extra.diff.gz extra files
extra/vim-7.0-7.1a-lang.diff.gz multi-language files
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
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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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