A number of problems have been fixed since 7.4a. If no big problems are
reported then I will release 7.4 soon. Please report anything that
isn't right. That includes a crash but also a typo in the documentation
or a missing file.
The biggest additions since 7.3:
- A new, faster regular expression engine.
- More than a thousand fixes and small improvements.
Once you have installed Vim 7.4b BETA you can find details about the
changes since Vim 7.3 with:
help files converted to HTML:
Self-installing, includes all runtime files, loads libraries dynamically:
MS-WINDOWS separate files:
GUI binary for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/7:
GUI binary with OLE support:
Console version for Windows NT/2000/XP/7:
Sources for PC (with CR-LF):
Omitted in this version are:
- The 16-bit DOS, OS/2 and Amiga versions, these are obsolete.
- The 32-bit console version for MS-DOS/Windows 95/98
- The 16 bit MS-Windows version
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 a patch
if you can!
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