Plans for Vim 7.4

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Bram Moolenaar

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May 8, 2013, 11:51:48 PM5/8/13
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Hello Vim users,

We are now at patch level 7.3.931. In a few weeks we would reach 999. I
don't want to find out what happens if we go over that, so it's time for
Vim 7.4!

The top five of the voting list:
http://www.vim.org/sponsor/vote_results.php

1. add IDE features
2. add integration with Python instead of inventing more Vim script
3. fix all problems, big and small; make Vim more robust
4. improve syntax highlighting speed
5. add collaborative editing

I can't possibly do all of that in a few weeks, but this is what I can do:

1. Include the Python patches that ZyX has created. This improves the
Vim API from the Python interface.
2. Include the fast regexp engine patch that has been floating around
for a long time. With some clever logic to fall back to the old
regexp engine for patterns that might not work with the new one.
3. Include lots of pending patches for bug fixes.

Besides that, if you are maintaining runtime files, please send me any
pending updates. I will not make big changes just before the release,
everything needs some time for testing. Let's set a deadline at the end
of May.

I don't have a date set for the release. I'll include the mentioned
changes and then we need some time for testing until it looks stable.
And hopefully we don't go past 999 before that...

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Ron Aaron

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May 9, 2013, 1:22:50 AM5/9/13
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On Thursday, May 9, 2013 6:51:48 AM UTC+3, Bram Moolenaar wrote:
> don't want to find out what happens if we go over that, so it's time for
> Vim 7.4!

That's very exciting!


> 2. add integration with Python instead of inventing more Vim script

I hope this doesn't mean Python will be *required*. That would be a badness.

Yichao Zhou

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May 8, 2013, 11:54:20 PM5/8/13
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Here is a tex indent file update.

Regards,
Yichao Zhou.
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ZyX

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May 9, 2013, 10:35:41 AM5/9/13
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> 1. Include the Python patches that ZyX has created. This improves the
> Vim API from the Python interface.

I just wanted to write an RFC with new interfaces. These are even bigger changes, so it would be bad idea to start writing them without discussion. But these are unlikely to be written before the end of May.

Bram Moolenaar

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May 9, 2013, 2:15:38 PM5/9/13
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Yichao Zhou wrote:

> Here is a tex indent file update.

Thanks!

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h_east

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May 10, 2013, 5:18:09 AM5/10/13
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Hi, Bram and list

2013/5/9(Thu) 12:51:48 UTC+9 Bram Moolenaar:
> Hello Vim users,
>
> We are now at patch level 7.3.931. In a few weeks we would reach 999. I
>
> don't want to find out what happens if we go over that, so it's time for
>
> Vim 7.4!

In recent years, the resolution of the display device is up. But the statusline of Vim will remains 1 line.
So, I wrote multi-lined statusline patch.
But it has not been completed. (80% complete)
Patch:
https://gist.github.com/h-east/3158492/raw/97f28a9db549e6ac1a33eb4b9903c24795c14d68/vim_multi_statusline.patch
Specification:
English (See the patch of runtime/doc/options.txt)
Add 'statuslineheight' option. (global or local to window option)
Add '@' item to 'statusline' option.
Add has('multi_statusline') for Vim script
Japanese
https://github.com/vim-jp/issues/issues/225#issuecomment-8045983

Remaining works:
- Write more document for ':help'.
- When global and local option mixed use, often crashes Vim.
- <C-W>= is not equals window height.
- Add more test.
- Add feature to multi-lined tabline. (Optional)

Are you getting interested?

Best regards,
Hirohito Higashi

h_east

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May 10, 2013, 5:24:33 AM5/10/13
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Ah, Sample screenshot attached.

Best regards,
Hirohito Higashi
stlh_sample1.png
stlh_sample2.png

ZyX

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May 22, 2013, 11:02:39 PM5/22/13
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> BTW: Is there any upcoming support for c++11 especially indent of c++11 files? Syntax highlighting can be done by external systax files but the indenting could not be modified by users.

Really? Check out :h 'indentexpr'. It could be modified, but you will either have to do some hacks relying on cindent() result or rewrite everything what is there in C code in other language.
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