George V. Reilly

Vim 7.0 is out

More than two years in the making, Vim-7.0 is finally out!

(Vim is Vi IMproved, an enormously enhanced version of the classic Unix editor, vi.)

The main features of the 7.0 release are:

I’m going to take credit for some minor features of Vim 7:

WikiPedia summarizes the history of Vim. This enabled me to pinpoint when I first became a con­trib­u­tor to Vim, back in December 1995. I cleaned up the original, rather buggy port of Vim-3.0 to NT, and posted it to the comp.editors newsgroup. Bram invited me to merge my changes into Vim-4.0, which was then under de­vel­op­ment, and I became the owner of Win32 Vim for the next couple of years.

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