Work on Vim 8.0 is coming close to an end. I hope version 8.0 can be released in about two weeks.
This is a last chance to modify new features in a way that is not
backwards compatible. Once 8.0 is out we can't make changes that would
An overview of new features can be found on GitHub.
A version with hyperlinks (but a day older) is on appspot.
If you have remarks please discuss them on the vim-dev maillist. (Bram Moolenaar)
| Work on Vim 8 makes good progress
The past months many new features have been included, such as asynchronous communication, job control, timers and much more.
The number of reported problems is steadily going down. This is an indication the quality is getting to an adequate level.
There are still a few pieces to get in place and patches to include. (Bram Moolenaar)
Quite a few people vote for questions like "What are the best resources for learning vim?" and "What are the best VIM color-schemes?".
This can be found on Slant: http://www.slant.co/search?query=vim.
Judging by the answer to "What are the best programming text editors?" this site can't be bad :-). (Bram Moolenaar)
Vim users are asked to help poor children in Kibaale, located in the south of Uganda.
I have visited the project to see how they are doing.
You can read my report here. (Bram Moolenaar)
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)