This is a BETA release of Vim 7.3. It consists of Vim 7.2 plus all patches, updated runtime files and some more.
We are getting close to the 7.3 release! If nothing goes wrong I will release 7.3 in less than a week. Last chance to report problems!
The biggest additions since 7.2: - Persistent undo and undo for reload - Blowfish encryption, encryption of the swap file - Conceal text (note: since 7.3a 'conc' was renamed to 'cole') - Lua interface - Python 3 interface
I will no longer include new features in 7.3, it's only testing now.
Once you have installed Vim 7.3e BETA you can find details about the changes since Vim 7.2 with: :help version-7.3
Please especially test the persistent undo and encryption. These need to work reliably.
Report anything that isn't right. That includes a crash but also a typo in the documentation and a missing file.
MS-WINDOWS one-size-fits-all: pc/gvim73e.exe self-installing, includes all runtime files
VARIOUS: doc/vim73ehtml.zip help files converted to HTML
MS-WINDOWS separate files: pc/vim73ert.zip runtime files pc/gvim73e.zip GUI binary for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP pc/gvim73eole.zip GUI binary with OLE support pc/gvim73e_s.zip GUI binary for Windows 3.1 (untested) pc/vim73ed32.zip console version for MS-DOS/Windows 95/98 pc/vim73ew32.zip console version for Windows NT/2000/XP pc/vim73esrc.zip sources for PC (with CR-LF)
DIFFS TO PREVIOUS RELEASE: unix/vim-7.3d-7.3e.diff.gz sources + runtime files
Omitted in this version are: - Extra and lang archives, these are now included in the main source and runtime archives. - The 16-bit DOS, OS/2 and Amiga versions, these are obsolete.
Mailing lists -------------
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
Before you ask a question you should search the archives, someone may already have given the answer.
Reporting bugs --------------
Send them to <vim...@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!
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