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Vim 8.1 is released!

Bram Moolenaar

Hello Vim users!

Announcing:  Vim (Vi IMproved) version 8.1


This is a minor release with many small improvements and lots of bug
fixes.  The main new feature is the terminal window.  I have put up a
few screenshots on the Vim website:
https://www.vim.org/vim-8.1-released.php

Once you have installed Vim 8.1 you can find details about the changes
since Vim 8.1 with:
        :help version8.1
Or view it online:
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/vim/vim/master/runtime/doc/version8.txt


Gratitude
---------

If you like Vim, please consider helping poor children in the south of
Uganda: http://iccf-holland.org


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

The best way to obtain the latest Vim is using Git.  Summary:
        git clone https://github.com/vim/vim.git
More information here: https://www.vim.org/git.php

For MS-Windows most of you will want the self-installing executable:
        https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/vim/pc/gvim81.exe

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

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


The files available for download:

UNIX:
sources + runtime files, bzip2 compressed:
        https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/vim/unix/vim-8.1.tar.bz2

VARIOUS:
help files converted to HTML:
        https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/vim/doc/vim81html.zip

MS-WINDOWS one-size-fits-all:
Self-installing, includes all runtime files, loads libraries dynamically:
        https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/vim/pc/gvim81.exe

MS-WINDOWS separate files:
Runtime files:
        https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/vim/pc/vim81rt.zip
GUI binary for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/7:
        https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/vim/pc/gvim81.zip
GUI binary with OLE support:
        https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/vim/pc/gvim81ole.zip
Console version for Windows NT/2000/XP/7:
        https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/vim/pc/vim81w32.zip
Sources for PC (with CR-LF):
        https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/vim/pc/vim81src.zip

For debugging:
https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/vim/pc/gvim81.pdb
https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/vim/pc/gvim81ole.pdb
https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/vim/pc/vim81w32.pdb

AMIGA:
Only runtime and sources are provided, no binary:
        https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/vim/amiga/vim81rt.tgz
        https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/vim/amiga/vim81src.tgz


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


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 https://www.vim.org/maillist.php#vim

If you want to help Vim development, discuss new features or get the
latest patches, subscribe to the vim-dev mailing list.  See
https://www.vim.org/maillist.php#vim-dev

Subject specific lists:
Macintosh issues:  https://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.

Alternatively, create an issue at github and/or a pull request.
Please try to write a test that reproduces the problem and will pass
once it is fixed. See https://github.com/vim/vim


Happy Vimming!


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