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Vim - the ubiquitous text editor

Vim is a highly configurable text editor for efficiently creating and changing any kind of text. It is included as "vi" with most UNIX systems and with Apple OS X.

Vim is rock stable and is continuously being developed to become even better. Among its features are:
  • persistent, multi-level undo tree
  • extensive plugin system
  • support for hundreds of programming languages and file formats
  • powerful search and replace
  • integrates with many tools

  News  Vim 8.1.0089 is the current version 

Vim 8.1 is released!

[2018-05-18] Vim 8.1 is a minor release, a few new features have been added since Vim 8.0. A lot of bugs have been fixed, documentation was updated, etc. The main new feature is the terminal window. More information can be found on this page. (Bram Moolenaar)

Migration done

[2018-04-30] If you can see this news entry, then the migration of http://www.vim.org to the new osdn datacenter has been performed. successfully. It might take some time until vim.org resolves to the new host, you can use vim8.org if you experience issues. (Christian Brabandt)

Maintenance on April 30th 2018

[2018-04-28] There will be some maintenance work on April 30th for moving to a different hosting provider. See the announcement. This means, that scripts cannot be uploaded and there might appear some error messages. (Christian Brabandt)


Recent patches

Patch 8.1.0089
Problem: error when ending the terminal debugger
Solution: Fix deleting defined signs for breakpoints. Make the debugger work better on MS-Windows.
Patch 8.1.0088
Problem: Terminal test for stdout and stderr is a bit flaky.
Solution: Wait for both stdout and stderr to have been processed. (Ozaki Kiichi, closes #2991)
Patch 8.1.0087
Problem: v:shell_error is always zero when using terminal for "!cmd".
Solution: Use "exitval" of terminal-job. (Ozaki Kiichi, closes #2994)
Patch 8.1.0086
Problem: No tests for libcall() and libcallnr().
Solution: Add tests. (Dominique Pelle, closes #2982)
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  Recent Script Updates  5,570 scripts, 12,423,163 downloads 
[2018-06-19]  WWDC17 : Colorful light color scheme inspired by WWDC17 page
(2.0.0) Updated palette (with slightly increased contrast for better readability). A few changes on frame colors. Removed 16-color variant. Defines g:terminal_ansi_colors. Updated terminal profiles. - Lifepillar
[2018-06-19]  object.vim : A pythonic object oriented framework.
(0.04) Initial upload - Cong Feng
[2018-06-19]  Trinity : An IDE: the Trinity of taglist, NERDtree and SrcExpl
(2.2) Add the configurations for supporting Source Explorer v6.0. More details, please refer to the Change Log via https://github.com/wesleyche/SrcExpl - Wenlong Che
[2018-06-19]  Source Explorer (SrcExpl) : A Source code Explorer for viewing definition(s) and contextual info
(6.0) - Add color scheme feature - The user is able to easily identify the specific   window by the color used for highlight when there are multi-windows open   at the same time. - Add a workaround for Vim bug @https://goo.gl/TLPK4K as any plugins using   autocmd for BufReadPre might have conflicts with Source Explorer. e.g. YCM,   Syntastic etc. - https://github.com/wesleyche/SrcExpl/issues/6 - B... - Wenlong Che
[2018-06-18]  octopus.vim : syntax highlighting for octopus
(8.0) Syntax highlighting for octopus 8.0 input files - Christian Richard Kalhöfer
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