ANN: Vim executables for Windows
- Hi Vimmers!
New Vim executables have just been compiled (with the latest official
patches) for Win32 (i.e., W95 or later, NT or later).
They are, as before, accessible from my Vim page
Version 6.4, patchlevel 006 (follow link: My "changes" distro) the
following patches are included (the last two are new); the zipfile
includes the Vim executables but no runtime files. See details on my Vim
page about how to get the latest runtime files.
SIZE NAME FIXES
1705 6.4.001 (extra) Win32: can't compile the global IME code
7802 6.4.002 Unix: may change owner of wrong file in rare cases
1463 6.4.003 (after 6.4.002) build problem on non-Unix system
1581 6.4.004 "go" doesn't work correctly when 'virtualedit' is set
1577 6.4.005 truncating message may write before buffer
2320 6.4.006 ":argedit", "argdel" and ":argadd" used count argument
Version 7.0aa, snapshot number 175 (follow link: The "experimental" Vim
7), the zipfile includes the Vim executables plus all runtime files and
all ancillary executables. No sources, but if you want them my Vim page
has a link to Bram's snapshots directory.
In both cases:
- 4 executables of each version: console and GUI+OLE, with and without
- "Big" versions. The version 7 debug builds are "huge" versions (with
- All possible interpreted languages: perl, python, ruby, TCL, and, for
version 7, MzScheme, are supported dynamically (the languages can be
used provided that the corresponding DLL is installed; if a DLL is not
installed the corresponding language will not be supported but Vim will
run correctly otherwise). See on my Vim page which version of each
language is supported.
- Support for multi-byte (with dynamic IME support), multi-language
(with dynamic gettext support), multi-encoding (with dynamic iconv
- ":version" listings from all 8 executables can be examined from my Vim
page even without (or before) downloading.
- Any or all executables from either or both versions can be installed
- All executables were compiled and linked using Cygwin gcc but Cygwin
is not required to run them.
- The bash script used to roll the compile is included as macros/makevim
within each distribution. You will probably not need to _use_ that
script (though you may, with no warranty, if you want to), but you may
want to _look at_ it.