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:
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)
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.
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
Before you ask a question you should search the archives, someone may
already have given the answer.
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!
Q: Should I clean my house or work on Vim?
A: Whatever contains more bugs.