Vim version 7.1b BETA has been released

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Vim version 7.1b BETA has been released

Bram Moolenaar


Announcing:  Vim (Vi IMproved) version 7.1b BETA


This is a BETA release of Vim 7.1.  It consists of Vim 7.0 plus all
patches, updated runtime files and a few fixes.

If you were using 7.1a please upgrade to 7.1b and verify it works well.
Please report every problem you find!  It will only be a couple of days
until the 7.1 release, so hurry.

Once you have installed Vim 7.1b BETA you can find details about the
changes since Vim 7.0 with ":help version-7.1".

Changes since 7.1a:

- Lots of spelling mistakes fixed.
- Several runtime files updated.  Somehow people tend to send me updates
  _after_ doing a release...
- Bug in downloading a missing spell file fixed.  Could wipe out a
  buffer with your text when downloading failed.
- Building with MingW fixed (and now Win32s version also builds).
- Editing compressed files didn't work when folding enabled.


Testing
-------

This is a BETA test version.  Please give it a good test and report
anything that isn't right.  That includes a crash but also a typo in the
documentation.

I will not make an Amiga or OS/2 binary for Vim 7.1b.  A Mac version is
hopefully available soon on http://macvim.org/


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

All files can be found below this directory:
        ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/unstable/

Information about which files to download for what system (don't use the
links, they are still for Vim 7.0):
        http://www.vim.org/download.php

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

Vim 7.1b is also available from CVS (soon, still checking in):
        http://www.vim.org/develop.php


An overview of the files:

UNIX:
unix/vim-7.1b.tar.bz2           sources + runtime files, bzip2 compressed

VARIOUS:
extra/vim-7.1b-extra.tar.gz     extra files
extra/vim-7.1b-lang.tar.gz      multi-language files
doc/vim71bhtml.zip              help files converted to HTML

MS-WINDOWS:
pc/gvim71b.exe                  self-installing, includes all runtime files
pc/vim71brt.zip                 runtime files
pc/vim71blang.zip               files for translated messages and menus
pc/gvim71b.zip                  GUI binary for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
pc/gvim71bole.zip               GUI binary with OLE support
pc/gvim71b_s.zip                GUI binary for Windows 3.1 (untested)
pc/vim71bd16.zip                16 bit console version for MS-DOS
pc/vim71bd32.zip                console version for MS-DOS/Windows 95/98
pc/vim71bw32.zip                console version for Windows NT/2000/XP
pc/vim71bsrc.zip                sources for PC (with CR-LF)

DIFFS TO PREVIOUS RELEASE:
unix/vim-7.1a-7.1b.diff.gz    sources + runtime files
extra/vim-7.1a-7.1b-extra.diff.gz   extra files
extra/vim-7.1a-7.1b-lang.diff.gz    multi-language files


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

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

Subject specific lists:
Multi-byte issues: http://www.vim.org/maillist.php#vim-multibyte
Macintosh issues:  http://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.  Send me a
patch if you can!

If something needs discussing with other developers, send a message to the
vim-dev mailing list.  You need to subscribe first.


Happy Vimming!

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