version 2.x of winmanager
- Hello All!
I have been working on a major re-writing on winmanager.vim and have come
out with the first 2.x version. This is still a beta version (however, i
have been using it for the past few days and it has been behaving very
admirably...), so I am releasing it on comp.editors, vim@... and
vimdev@... before posting it at vim.sf.net.
This version is a _very_ big improvement over the previous versions because
of the following features:
1. I have tried to set-up a framework wherby it is very easy to add other
IDE type plugins to winmanager. By this I mean that a plugin author could,
with the minimum of effort make a plugin which can be integrated into
winmanager. Its hard to explain in plain text, but its quite clear when you
actually use it.
2. For the purpose of demonstrating the first feature, in this new version,
winmanager also ships with another plugin called tagsexplorer.vim. This is
an elementary plugin which shows the tags in the present directory in a
fancy manner and offers some simple ways of navigating between them.
3. I am also presently attempting to seperate winmanager from bufexplorer
and explorer. Jeff Lanzarotta, the author of bufexplorer.vim is looking at
the changes this requires and we will hopefully be able to release a common
version sometime soon. In the meanwhile, this beta version ships with a
file called winbufexplorer.vim, which is basically bufexplorer.vim with a
small number of hooks so that it can communicate with winmanager.vim.
The installation instructions remain the same:
1. download winmanager.zip from
2. copy this file to your $HOME/.vim or $HOME\_vimfiles directory
3. unzip it at that location. this should create the files
4. vim -c "helptags ~/.vim/doc" -c "q" (unix)
vim -c "helptags ~/vimfiles/doc" -c "q" (windows)
You will also need to change the mappings you might have used with
map <c-w><c-f> :FirstExplorerWindow<cr>
map <c-w><c-b> :BottomExplorerWindow<cr>
map <c-w><c-t> :WMToggle<cr>
You will notice nothing different at first, but to see the real addition,
go to the [File List] window and press CTRL-N. hopefully this will get you
See :help winmanager for additional details. The help file also describes
the simple process for adding new plugins to winmanager.
have a merry new year and happy vimming!