Hello Vim users,
Announcing: Vim (Vi IMproved) version 7.2
This is a minor release of Vim. In the 15 months since Vim 7.1 many
bugs were fixed and runtime files have been added and updated. There
are also security improvements, therefore it's a good idea to upgrade.
The main new feature since 7.1 is floating point support. You can use
it in the Vim script language to add up a list of amounts, for example.
Once you have installed Vim 7.2 you can find details about the changes
since Vim 7.1 with ":help version-7.2".
The new O'Reilly book "Learning the Vi and Vim editors" is now
available. See http://iccf-holland.org/click5.html
I will not make an Amiga or OS/2 binary for Vim 7.2. A Mac version is
hopefully available soon on http://macvim.org/ and/or from the MacVim
project at http://code.google.com/p/macvim/
A Win64 binary should be available soon at
There is no 16-bit DOS version, the executable is too big to fit in the
limited memory space.
If you like Vim, this is the way to say thanks:
Where to get it
All files can be found below this directory:
Information about which files to download for what system:
A list of mirror sites can be found here:
Vim 7.2 is also available from CVS. Subversion will follow later.
The Aap files have also been updated, see http://www.a-a-p.org/ports.html
An overview of the files:
unix/vim-7.2.tar.bz2 sources + runtime files, bzip2 compressed
pc/gvim72.exe self-installing, includes all runtime files
extra/vim-7.2-extra.tar.gz source files for non-Unix platforms
extra/vim-7.2-lang.tar.gz multi-language files
doc/vim72html.zip help files converted to HTML
MS-WINDOWS separate files:
pc/vim72rt.zip runtime files
pc/vim72lang.zip files for translated messages and menus
pc/gvim72.zip GUI binary for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
pc/gvim72ole.zip GUI binary with OLE support
pc/gvim72_s.zip GUI binary for Windows 3.1 (untested)
pc/vim72d32.zip console version for MS-DOS/Windows 95/98
pc/vim72w32.zip console version for Windows NT/2000/XP
pc/vim72src.zip sources for PC (with CR-LF)
DIFFS TO PREVIOUS RELEASE:
unix/vim-7.1-7.2.diff.gz sources + runtime files
extra/vim-7.1-7.2-extra.diff.gz extra files
extra/vim-7.1-7.2-lang.diff.gz multi-language files
DIFFS TO PREVIOUS BETA RELEASE
unstable/unix/vim-7.2c-7.2.diff.gz sources + runtime files
unstable/extra/vim-7.2c-7.2-extra.diff.gz extra files
unstable/extra/vim-7.2c-7.2-lang.diff.gz multi-language files
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, discuss new features or get the
latest patches, subscribe to the vim-dev mailing list. See
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.
Send them to <b...@vim.org>. 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.
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-- Linus Torvalds, initiator of the free Linux OS
Makes me wonder what FSF stands for...?
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