Vim version 7.2c ready for BETA testing

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Bram Moolenaar

Aug 6, 2008, 1:16:36 PM8/6/08

Hello Vim users,

Announcing: Vim (Vi IMproved) version 7.2c BETA

This is a BETA release of Vim 7.2. It consists of Vim 7.1 plus all
patches, updated runtime files and some more.

I expect this to be stable, since most of the patches have been used by
many people already. However, there are a few recent changes justifying
another BETA test round.

Please report every problem you find! The time until a 7.2 release
depends on how many problems are reported.

The biggest addition since 7.1 is floating point support.

Since version 7.2b several reported problems were fixed. Mostly in
runtime files.

Once you have installed Vim 7.2c BETA you can find details about the
changes since Vim 7.1 with ":help version-7.2".


This is a BETA test version. Please give it a good test and report
anything that isn't right. That includes a crash but also a typo in the

I will not make an Amiga or OS/2 binary for Vim 7.2c. A Mac version is
hopefully available soon on and/or from the MacVim
project at


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 (don't use the
links, they are still for Vim 7.1):

A list of mirror sites can be found here:

Vim 7.2c is also available from CVS. Subversion will follow later.

The Aap files have also been updated.

An overview of the files below "unstable":

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

MS-WINDOWS one-size-fits-all:
pc/gvim72c.exe self-installing, includes all runtime files

extra/vim-7.2c-extra.tar.gz source files for non-Unix platforms
extra/vim-7.2c-lang.tar.gz multi-language files
doc/ help files converted to HTML

MS-WINDOWS separate files:
pc/ runtime files
pc/ files for translated messages and menus
pc/ GUI binary for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
pc/ GUI binary with OLE support
pc/ GUI binary for Windows 3.1 (untested)
pc/ console version for MS-DOS/Windows 95/98
pc/ console version for Windows NT/2000/XP
pc/ sources for PC (with CR-LF)

unix/vim-7.2b-7.2c.diff.gz sources + runtime files
extra/vim-7.2b-7.2c-extra.diff.gz extra files
extra/vim-7.2b-7.2c-lang.diff.gz multi-language files

There is no 16-bit DOS version, I could not build it.

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

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:
Macintosh issues:

Before you ask a question you should search the archives, someone may
already have given the answer.

Reporting bugs

Send them to <>. 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!

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ARTHUR: Three.
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