Vim 8.0.0946

Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is often called a "programmer's editor," and so useful for programming that many consider it an entire IDE. It's not just for programmers, though. Vim is perfect for all kinds of text editing, from composing email to editing configuration files.

Tags text-editor ide vi vim
License Other
State stable

Recent Releases

8.0.094617 Aug 2017 00:45 minor feature: patch 8.0.0946: using PATH_MAX does not work well on some systems Problem: Using PATH_MAX does not work well on some systems. Solution: use MAXPATHL instead.
8.0.087607 Aug 2017 04:05 minor feature: patch 8.0.0876: backslashes and wildcards in backticks don't work Problem: MS-Windows: Backslashes and wildcards in backticks don't work. Solution: Do not handle backslashes inside backticks in the wrong place. .
8.0.083902 Aug 2017 19:45 minor feature: patch 8.0.0839: cannot kill a job in a terminal with CTRL-C Problem: Cannot kill a job in a terminal with CTRL-C. Solution: Set the controlling tty and send SIGINT.
8.0.077125 Jul 2017 20:45 minor feature: patch 8.0.0771: cursor in terminal window not always updated in GUI Problem: Cursor in a terminal window not always updated in the GUI. Solution: Call gui_update_cursor().
8.0.071716 Jul 2017 21:05 minor feature: patch 8.0.0717: terminal feature precence unclear Problem: Terminal feature not included in :version output. Solution: Add +terminal or -terminal.
8.0.069808 Jul 2017 13:05 minor feature: Patch 8.0.0698: crash on exit when using Python function in timer. Problem: When a timer uses ":pyeval" or another Python command and it. Happens to be triggered while exiting a Crash may happen. (Ricky Zhou). Solution: Avoid running a Python command after python_end() was called. Do not trigger timers while exiting..
8.0.069203 Jul 2017 06:05 minor feature: patch 8.0.0692: CTRL-G with 'incsearch' and ? goes in the wrong direc tion. Problem: Using CTRL-G with 'incsearch' and ? goes in the wrong direction. (Ramel Eshed). Solution: Adjust search_start. (Christian Brabandt).
8.0.064215 Jun 2017 07:45 minor feature: patch 8.0.0642: writefile() continues after detecting an error Problem: writefile() continues after detecting an error. Solution: Bail out as soon as an error is detected.
8.0.062707 Jun 2017 01:45 minor feature: patch 8.0.0627: "gn" selects only one character with 'nowrapscan' Problem: When 'wrapscan' is off "gn" does not select the whole pattern when. it's the last one in the text. (KeyboardFire). Solution: Check if the search fails.
8.0.061706 Jun 2017 05:45 minor feature: patch 8.0.0617: hardcopy test hangs on MS-Windows Problem: Hardcopy test hangs on MS-Windows. Solution: Check the postscript feature is supported.
8.0.060428 May 2017 07:45 minor feature: patch 8.0.0604: gF test fails still on MS-Windows Problem: gF test fails still on MS-Windows. Solution: Use : before the line number and remove it from 'isfname'.
8.0.060124 May 2017 11:05 minor feature: patch 8.0.0601: no test coverage for :spellrepall Problem: No test coverage for :spellrepall. Solution: Add a test.
8.0.059716 May 2017 11:45 minor feature: patch 8.0.0597: off-by-one error in size computation Problem: Off-by-one error in buffer size computation. Solution: Use " gt;=" instead of " gt;".
8.0.059604 May 2017 00:05 minor feature: patch 8.0.0596: crash when complete() called after complete_add() Problem: Crash when complete() is called after complete_add() in. 'completefunc'. (Lifepillar). Solution: Bail out if compl_pattern is NULL.. Also avoid using freed memory.
8.0.058729 Apr 2017 16:05 minor feature: patch 8.0.0587: configure check for return value of tgetent skipped Problem: Configure check for return value of tgetent is skipped. Solution: Always perform the check.
8.0.056616 Apr 2017 15:25 minor feature: Patch 8.0.0566: setting nocompatible for the tiny version moves the c ursor. Problem: Setting nocompatible for the tiny version moves the cursor. Solution: Use another trick to skip commands when the +eval feature is. Present.
8.0.056312 Apr 2017 13:05 minor feature: patch 8.0.0563: crash when getting the window position in tmux Problem: Crash when getting the window position in tmux. (Marvin Schmidt). Solution: Add t_GP to the list of terminal options.
8.0.055008 Apr 2017 20:25 minor feature: patch 8.0.0550: cannot parse some etags format tags file Problem: Some etags format tags file use 0x01, breaking the parsing. Solution: Use 0x02 for TAG_SEP.
8.0.054204 Apr 2017 23:25 minor feature: patch 8.0.0542: getpos() can return a negative line number Problem: getpos() can return a negative line number. (haya14busa). Solution: Handle a zero topline and botline.
8.0.051226 Mar 2017 05:25 minor feature: patch 8.0.0512: check for available characters takes too long Problem: Check for available characters takes too long. Solution: Only check did_start_blocking if wtime is negative.
8.0.041305 Mar 2017 07:45 minor feature: patch 8.0.0413: menu test fails on MS-Windows using gvim Problem: Menu test fails on MS-Windows using gvim. Solution: First delete the English menus.
8.0.038128 Feb 2017 03:45 minor feature: patch 8.0.0381: diff mode is not sufficiently tested Problem: Diff mode is not sufficiently tested. Solution: Add more diff mode tests.
8.0.037327 Feb 2017 09:05 minor feature: patch 8.0.0373: build fails without +folding Problem: Build fails without +folding. Solution: Move misplaced #ifdef.
8.0.034722 Feb 2017 09:45 minor feature: Patch 8.0.0347: when using completion comment leader wont work Problem: When using CTRL-X CTRL-U inside a comment, the use of the comment. Leader may not work. (Klement). Solution: Save and restore did_ai.
8.0.033618 Feb 2017 13:45 minor feature: patch 8.0.0336: flags of :substitute not sufficiently tested Problem: Flags of :substitute not sufficiently tested. Solution: Test up to two letter flag combinations.
8.0.030005 Feb 2017 02:05 minor feature: patch 8.0.0300: cannot stop diffing hidden buffers Problem: Cannot stop diffing hidden buffers. (Daniel Hahler). Solution: When using :diffoff! make the whole list if diffed buffers empty. ().
8.0.029704 Feb 2017 09:05 minor feature: patch 8.0.0297: double free on exit when using a closure Problem: Double free on exit when using a closure. (James McCoy). Solution: Split free_al_functions in two parts.
8.0.020621 Jan 2017 00:25 minor feature: patch 8.0.0206: test coverage for :retab insufficient Problem: Test coverage for :retab insufficient. Solution: Add test for :retab.
8.0.018716 Jan 2017 06:25 minor feature: patch 8.0.0187: cant build with new Ruby version Problem: Building with a new Ruby version fails. Solution: Use ruby_sysinit() instead of NtInitialize().
8.0.014707 Jan 2017 11:25 minor feature: patch 8.0.0147: searchpair() fails when 'magic' is off Problem: searchpair() does not work when 'magic' is off. (Chris Paul). Solution: Add m in the pattern.
8.0.014203 Jan 2017 13:25 minor feature: patch 8.0.0142 Problem: Normal colors are wrong with 'termguicolors'. Solution: Initialize to INVALCOLOR instead of zero.
8.0.013011 Dec 2016 03:16 minor feature: patch 8.0.0130 Problem: Configure uses "ushort" while the Vim code doesn't. Solution: Use "unsigned short" instead.
8.0.012305 Dec 2016 05:45 minor feature: patch 8.0.0123 Problem: Modern Sun compilers define "__sun" instead of "sun". Solution: Use __sun.
8.0.009220 Nov 2016 20:45 minor feature: patch 8.0.0092 Problem: C indenting does not support nested namespaces that C++ 17 has. Solution: Add check that passes double colon inside a name.
8.0.007111 Nov 2016 06:25 minor feature: patch 8.0.0071 Problem: Exit value from a shell command is wrong. (Hexchain Tong). Solution: Do not check for ended jobs while waiting for a shell command. .
8.0.004519 Oct 2016 03:15 minor feature: patch 8.0.0045 Problem: Calling job_stop() right after job_start() does not work. Solution: Block signals while fork is still busy.
8.0.000621 Sep 2016 03:15 minor feature: Patch 8.0.0006 Problem: ":lb" is interpreted as ":lbottom" while the documentation says it. Means ":lbuffer". Solution: Adjust the order of the commands.
8.0.000516 Sep 2016 03:15 minor feature: patch 8.0.0005 Problem: Netbeans test fails with Python 3. (Jonathonf). Solution: Encode the string before sending it.
8.0.000012 Sep 2016 17:45 major feature: Hello Vim users! Announcing: Vim (Vi IMproved) version 8.0 This the first major Vim release in ten years. There are interesting new features, many small improvements and lots of bug fixes. Among the new features are: - Asynchronous I/O support, channels, JSON - Jobs - Timers - Partials, Lambdas and Closures - Packages - New style testing - Viminfo merged by timestamp - GTK+ 3 support - MS-Windows DirectX support Once you have installed Vim 8.0 you can find details about the changes since Vim 7.4 with: :help version8 Or view it online: