Hello Vim users,
Announcing: Vim (Vi IMproved) version 7.2b BETA
This is a BETA release of Vim 7.2. It consists of Vim 7.1 plus all
patches, updated runtime files and some more.
I expect this to be stable, since most of the patches have been used by
many people already. However, I did include several patches the last
few days, this might break something.
Please report every problem you find! The time until a 7.2 release
depends on how many problems are reported.
The biggest addition since 7.1 is floating point support.
Since version 7.2a several reported problems were fixed. The MS-Windows
binary is now built with VC 2003, so that it also works on MS-Windows 98
and ME. Should also work on Vista.
Once you have installed Vim 7.2b BETA you can find details about the
changes since Vim 7.1 with ":help version-7.2".
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 7.2b. A Mac version is
hopefully available soon on http://macvim.org/
and/or from the MacVim
project at http://code.google.com/p/macvim/
If you like Vim, this is the way to say thanks:
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 7.1):
A list of mirror sites can be found here:
Vim 7.2b is also available from CVS. Subversion will follow later.
The Aap files have also been updated.
An overview of the files below "unstable":
unix/vim-7.2b.tar.bz2 sources + runtime files, bzip2 compressed
pc/gvim72b.exe self-installing, includes all runtime files
extra/vim-7.2b-extra.tar.gz source files for non-Unix platforms
extra/vim-7.2b-lang.tar.gz multi-language files
doc/vim72bhtml.zip help files converted to HTML
MS-WINDOWS separate files:
pc/vim72brt.zip runtime files
pc/vim72blang.zip files for translated messages and menus
pc/gvim72b.zip GUI binary for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
pc/gvim72bole.zip GUI binary with OLE support
pc/gvim72b_s.zip GUI binary for Windows 3.1 (untested)
pc/vim72bd32.zip console version for MS-DOS/Windows 95/98
pc/vim72bw32.zip console version for Windows NT/2000/XP
pc/vim72bsrc.zip sources for PC (with CR-LF)
DIFFS TO PREVIOUS RELEASE:
unix/vim-7.2a-7.2b.diff.gz sources + runtime files
extra/vim-7.2a-7.2b-extra.diff.gz extra files
extra/vim-7.2a-7.2b-lang.diff.gz multi-language files
There is no 16-bit DOS version, I could not build it.
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, discuss new features or get the
latest patches, subscribe to the vim-dev mailing list. See
Subject specific lists:
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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!
If something needs discussing with other developers, send a message to the
vim-dev mailing list. You need to subscribe first.
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