This the first major Vim release in ten years. There are interesting
new features, many small improvements and lots of bug fixes.
Among the new features are:
- Asynchronous I/O support, channels, JSON
- Partials, Lambdas and Closures
- New style testing
- Viminfo merged by timestamp
- GTK+ 3 support
- MS-Windows DirectX support
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):
Only runtime and sources are provided, no binary:
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
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once it is fixed. See https://github.com/vim/vim
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> > Announcing: Vim (Vi IMproved) version 8.0
> > This the first major Vim release in ten years. There are interesting
> > new features, many small improvements and lots of bug fixes.
> Awesome! Thanks for everything!
> Oh, just curious. Are you going to update the download link on vim.org
> since 8.0.0 doesn't work with with netrw? ;)
I already updated download links. I don't think any one points
specifically to 8.0.0, I replaced the files with 8.0.2. That was within
an hour or so.
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