The "Practical Vim" book by Drew Neil is now available in a second edition.
The number of tips has increased from 100 to 123 and the text was updated for Vim 7.4.
Another book from the Pragmatic Programmers is "The VimL Primer".
You can find more information and links to Amazon on this page. (Bram Moolenaar)
This is the one and only Vim desktop calendar. Find the PDF files here (Bram Moolenaar)
| Berlin's first community-driven Vim
Vimfest 10 - 11 October 2015
Read about it in this post. (Bram Moolenaar)
No actual news, but you might find this story interesting and/or entertaining: Vim Creep, written by Rudis Muiznieks. (Bram Moolenaar)
The move from Google Code to GitHub is done! You can now clone the GitHub repository, see this page.
If you prefer to keep using Mercurial, or want to know how to move over, see this page. (Bram Moolenaar)
Google Code is shutting down, therefore the repository has to move somewhere else. Moving to GitHub turned out to be the most popular, so that is what we are doing now.
While the move is in progress no changes are to be made, not to the old location and not to the new location (yet).
Specifically, please don't create new issues or change existing issues. Unfortunately it's not possible to disable this without shutting down everything. (Bram Moolenaar)
Unfortunately the Vim website was down for almost a week. Sorry! The cause was that SourceForge had a serious case of data corruption. Read about it here. (Bram Moolenaar)
| Did you know about persistent undo?
A feature I enjoy using myself is not known to many users, as I found out last weekend. Besides undo with as many levels as you like, Vim also offers storing the undo information in a file. So you can exit Vim, reboot your computer and still undo changes you made. See the help for 'undofile'. (Bram Moolenaar)
| Article about installing gVim on Windows7
Pritesh Ugrankar has written an article that was published in the Open Source For You Magazine.
You can read it here (PDF).
Thanks to the publisher to allow us to re-publish the article. (Bram Moolenaar)
Finally, after more than a thousand patches, there is a new version of Vim.
This is mostly a bug-fix release. Also, many runtime files have been improved, syntax highlighting and indenting works better.
To find out the details, do ":help version7.4" after installing it.
Direct link to the MS-Windows installer.
For Linux you probably want to use Mercurial for convenient building.
For MacVim look here.
Otherwise see the download page. (Bram Moolenaar)