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Stable Vim version 7.1 has been released

Bram Moolenaar


Announcing:  Vim (Vi IMproved) version 7.1


This is a stable release of Vim, version 7.1.  Since version 7.0 lots of
problems were fixed and runtime files were updated.  It has been one
year and five days since 7.0!

Most of Vim 7.1 was already available as patches for quite a while.  A
couple of test versions were made to spot problems in the distribution.
Therefore Vim 7.1 can be considered very stable.

If you are using an older version, it is highly recommended you install
Vim 7.1.  Several crashing bugs and a security issue were fixed.

Once you have installed Vim 7.1 you can find details about the
changes since Vim 7.0 with ":help version-7.1".

I will not make an Amiga or OS/2 binary for Vim 7.1.  A Mac version is
hopefully available soon on http://macvim.org/


Where to get it
---------------

All files can be found below this directory:
        ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/

Information about which files to download for what system:
        http://www.vim.org/download.php

A list of mirror sites can be found here:
        http://www.vim.org/mirrors.php

Vim 7.1 is also available from CVS and Subversion:
        http://www.vim.org/cvs.php
        http://www.vim.org/subversion.php


An overview of the files:

UNIX:
unix/vim-7.1.tar.bz2           sources + runtime files, bzip2 compressed

VARIOUS:
extra/vim-7.1-extra.tar.gz     extra files
extra/vim-7.1-lang.tar.gz      multi-language files
doc/vim71html.zip              help files converted to HTML

MS-WINDOWS:
pc/gvim71.exe                  self-installing, includes all runtime files
pc/vim71rt.zip                 runtime files for binaries below
pc/vim71lang.zip               files for translated messages and menus
pc/gvim71.zip                  GUI binary for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
pc/gvim71ole.zip               GUI binary with OLE support
pc/gvim71_s.zip                GUI binary for Windows 3.1
pc/vim71d16.zip                16 bit console version for MS-DOS
pc/vim71d32.zip                console version for MS-DOS/Windows 95/98
pc/vim71w32.zip                console version for Windows NT/2000/XP
pc/vim71src.zip                sources for PC (with CR-LF)

DIFFS TO PREVIOUS RELEASE:
unix/vim-7.0-7.1.diff.gz            sources + runtime files
extra/vim-7.0-7.1-extra.diff.gz             extra files
extra/vim-7.0-7.1-lang.diff.gz              multi-language files

unstable/unix/vim-7.1b-7.1.diff.gz    sources + runtime files
unstable/extra/vim-7.1b-7.1-extra.diff.gz   extra files
unstable/extra/vim-7.1b-7.1-lang.diff.gz    multi-language files


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 or get the latest patches, subscribe
to the vim-dev mailing list.  See http://www.vim.org/maillist.php#vim-dev

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 <[hidden email]>.  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.


Happy Vimming!

--
hundred-and-one symptoms of being an internet addict:
114. You are counting items, you go "0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,A,B,C,D...".

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