Announcing: Vim (Vi IMproved) version 7.3b BETA
This is a BETA release of Vim 7.3. It consists of Vim 7.2 plus all
patches, updated runtime files and some more.
7.3b both includes lots of fixes and a few new features. Everything
needs to be tested to verify no new problems have been introduced.
Please report every problem you find! The time until a 7.3 release
depends on how many problems are reported.
The biggest additions since 7.2:
- Persistent undo, undo for reload
- Blowfish encryption, also encrypt 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 7.3b BETA you can find details about the
changes since Vim 7.2 with:
Known problem: The MS-Windows self-installing executable for 7.2a has
set the wrong path for the uninstaller. Installing Vim 7.3b after 7.3a
will give an error message. You can uninstall Vim 7.3a through the
menu: Start/All Programs/Vim 7.3a/Uninstall
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.
If you like Vim, this is the way to say thanks:
Where to get it
The best way to obtain the latest Vim 7.3 is using Mercurial.
hg clone https://vim.googlecode.com/hg/ vim
hg update vim73
More information here: http://www.vim.org/mercurial.php
All downloadable files can be found below this directory:
Information about which files to download for what system (don't use the
links, they are still for Vim 7.2):
A list of mirror sites can be found here:
An overview of the files below "unstable":
unix/vim-7.3b.tar.bz2 sources + runtime files, bzip2 compressed
pc/gvim73b.exe self-installing, includes all runtime files
doc/vim73bhtml.zip help files converted to HTML
MS-WINDOWS separate files:
pc/vim73brt.zip runtime files
pc/gvim73b.zip GUI binary for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
pc/gvim73bole.zip GUI binary with OLE support
pc/gvim73b_s.zip GUI binary for Windows 3.1 (untested)
pc/vim73bd32.zip console version for MS-DOS/Windows 95/98
pc/vim73bw32.zip console version for Windows NT/2000/XP
pc/vim73bsrc.zip sources for PC (with CR-LF)
DIFFS TO PREVIOUS RELEASE:
unix/vim-7.3a-7.3b.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.
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 <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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