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Vim 7.3 released!

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  • Bram Moolenaar
    Hello Vim users, Announcing: Vim (Vi IMproved) version 7.3 This is a minor release of Vim. It consists of Vim 7.2 plus all patches, updated runtime files and
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 15, 2010
      Hello Vim users,

      Announcing: Vim (Vi IMproved) version 7.3

      This is a minor release of Vim. It consists of Vim 7.2 plus all
      patches, updated runtime files and some more, see below. It has been
      two years since the 7.2 release, thus it's not that "minor". But not
      "major" either. Something in between, don't know how to call that.

      The most notable additions since 7.2:
      - Persistent undo and undo for reload
      - Blowfish encryption, encryption of the swap file
      - Conceal text
      - Lua interface
      - Python 3 interface

      Once you have installed Vim 7.3 you can find all the details about the
      changes since Vim 7.2 with:
      :help version-7.3


      If you like Vim, this is the way to say thanks:

      Where to get it

      The best way to obtain the latest Vim 7.3 is using Mercurial.
      hg clone https://vim.googlecode.com/hg/ vim
      cd vim/src
      hg update vim73
      More information here: http://www.vim.org/mercurial.php

      All downloadable files can be found below this directory:

      Direct link to the MS-Windows self-installing executable:

      Information about which files to download for what system:

      A list of mirror sites can be found here:

      unix/vim-7.3.tar.bz2 sources + runtime files, bzip2 compressed

      MS-WINDOWS one-size-fits-all:
      pc/gvim73.exe installer for GUI and console executables,
      includes all runtime files, many features

      doc/vim73html.zip help files converted to HTML

      MS-WINDOWS separate files:
      pc/vim73rt.zip runtime files
      pc/gvim73.zip GUI binary for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
      pc/gvim73ole.zip GUI binary with OLE support
      pc/gvim73_s.zip GUI binary for Windows 3.1 (untested)
      pc/vim73d32.zip console version for MS-DOS/Windows 95/98
      pc/vim73w32.zip console version for Windows NT/2000/XP
      pc/vim73src.zip sources for PC (with CR-LF)

      unix/vim-7.2-7.3.diff.gz sources + runtime files
      unstable/unix/vim-7.3f-7.3.diff.gz sources + runtime files

      Omitted in this version are:
      - Extra and lang archives, these are now included in the main source
      and runtime archives.
      - The 16-bit DOS, OS/2 and Amiga versions, these are obsolete.

      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, discuss new features or get the
      latest patches, subscribe to the vim-dev mailing list. See

      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 <vim-dev@...>. 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!

      Happy Vimming!

      Q: Should I clean my house or work on Vim?
      A: Whatever contains more bugs.

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