Updated: vim-7.2-1

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Aug 11 09:01:00 GMT 2008

I have updated the version of vim on cygwin.com to 7.2-1.

This is an update to the new upstream version 7.2.  Cygwin Vim
builds from the vanilla sources.

The official release message:

Hello Vim users,

Announcing:  Vim (Vi IMproved) version 7.2

This is a minor release of Vim.  In the 15 months since Vim 7.1 many
bugs were fixed and runtime files have been added and updated.  There
are also security improvements, therefore it's a good idea to upgrade.

The main new feature since 7.1 is floating point support.  You can use
it in the Vim script language to add up a list of amounts, for example.

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


The new O'Reilly book "Learning the Vi and Vim editors" is now
available.  See http://iccf-holland.org/click5.html

I will not make an Amiga or OS/2 binary for Vim 7.2.  A Mac version is
hopefully available soon on http://macvim.org/  and/or from the MacVim
project at http://code.google.com/p/macvim/
A Win64 binary should be available soon at

There is no 16-bit DOS version, the executable is too big to fit in the
limited memory space.


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:

A list of mirror sites can be found here:

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

The Aap files have also been updated, see http://www.a-a-p.org/ports.html

An overview of the files:

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

MS-WINDOWS one-size-fits-all:
pc/gvim72.exe                  self-installing, includes all runtime files

extra/vim-7.2-extra.tar.gz     source files for non-Unix platforms
extra/vim-7.2-lang.tar.gz      multi-language files
doc/vim72html.zip              help files converted to HTML

MS-WINDOWS separate files:
pc/vim72rt.zip                 runtime files
pc/vim72lang.zip               files for translated messages and menus
pc/gvim72.zip                  GUI binary for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
pc/gvim72ole.zip               GUI binary with OLE support
pc/gvim72_s.zip                GUI binary for Windows 3.1 (untested)
pc/vim72d32.zip                console version for MS-DOS/Windows 95/98
pc/vim72w32.zip                console version for Windows NT/2000/XP
pc/vim72src.zip                sources for PC (with CR-LF)

unix/vim-7.1-7.2.diff.gz           sources + runtime files
extra/vim-7.1-7.2-extra.diff.gz    extra files
extra/vim-7.1-7.2-lang.diff.gz     multi-language files

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

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 http://www.vim.org/maillist.php#vim

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: http://www.vim.org/maillist.php#vim-multibyte
Macintosh issues:  http://www.vim.org/maillist.php#vim-mac

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

Reporting bugs

Send them to <bugs@vim.org>.  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!

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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