Vim 7.3 released

Aug 17th, 2010No Comments

After a 2 year wait Vim 7.3 has finally arrived, It includes an awful lot of bug fixes and a few new features, and it’s better than ever before.

This is a minor release of Vim.  It consists of Vim 7.2 plus all patches, updated runtime files and some additions.  It has been two years since the 7.2 release, thus it’s not that “minor”.  But not “major” either.  Something in between.

The most notable additions since 7.2
  • Persistent undo and undo for reload
  • Blowfish encryption, encryption of the swap file
  • Conceal text
  • Lua interface
  • Python 3 interface

Vim 7.3 can be obtained from the Vim download page.

Vim is a highly configurable text editor released by Bram Moolenaar in 1991 and distributed with most *nix systems. The name “Vim” is an acronym for “Vi IMproved“, Vim was created as an extended version of the Vi editor, with many additional features designed to be helpful in editing program source code.

Although Vim was originally released for the Amiga, Vim has since been developed to be truly cross platform, supporting many other platforms. It is currently one of the most popular Linux text editors.

Released under a software licence compatible with the GNU General Public Licence, Vim is free and open source software, The program’s license includes some charityware clauses, encouraging users who enjoy the software to consider donating to children in Uganda.

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