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:
Once you have installed Vim 8.1 you can find details about the changes
since Vim 8.1 with:
Or view it online:
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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:
Information about which files to download for what system:
A list of mirror sites can be found here:
The files available for download:
sources + runtime files, bzip2 compressed:
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
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
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.
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
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