| 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)
| Vim 7.4 beta testing has started
Vim 7.4a BETA has been made available. Since 7.3 more than a thousand improvements have been made. Many people already tried out recent versions and sent bug reports and fixes. Thus it should already be stable enough for daily use. But let's do some testing before calling it 7.4. You can read the announcement here. (Bram Moolenaar)
| Work on Vim 7.4 has started
7.3 has more than 950 patches, that's too many! Time for a new (minor) release.
The plan is to (1) improve Python support, (2) include a faster regexp engine and (3) include pending patches and fix bugs.
A test version should be available end of May. The release happens when it appears to work well. (Bram Moolenaar)