Vim version 7.2 released!

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Aug 9, 2008, 2:18:37 PM8/9/08
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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".


Notes
-----

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
http://code.google.com/p/vim-win3264/

There is no 16-bit DOS version, the executable is too big to fit in the
limited memory space.


Gratitude
---------

If you like Vim, this is the way to say thanks:
http://iccf-holland.org/clinic.html


Where to get it
---------------

All files can be found below this directory:
ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/

Information about which files to download for what system:
http://www.vim.org/download.php

A list of mirror sites can be found here:
http://www.vim.org/mirrors.php

Vim 7.2 is also available from CVS. Subversion will follow later.
http://www.vim.org/cvs.php
http://www.vim.org/subversion.php

The Aap files have also been updated, see http://www.a-a-p.org/ports.html


An overview of the files:

UNIX:
unix/vim-7.2.tar.bz2 sources + runtime files, bzip2 compressed

MS-WINDOWS one-size-fits-all:
pc/gvim72.exe self-installing, includes all runtime files

VARIOUS:
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


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

If you want to help Vim development, discuss new features or get the
latest patches, subscribe to the vim-dev mailing list. See
http://www.vim.org/maillist.php#vim-dev

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.


Reporting bugs
--------------

Send them to <bu...@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.


Happy Vimming!

--
"Software is like sex... it's better when it's free."
-- Linus Torvalds, initiator of the free Linux OS
Makes me wonder what FSF stands for...?

/// Bram Moolenaar -- Br...@Moolenaar.net -- http://www.Moolenaar.net \\\
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