Updated: vim-7.3.003-1

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Thu Aug 19 19:03:00 GMT 2010

I have updated the version of vim on cygwin.com to 7.3.003-1.

This is an update to the new upstream version 7.3, including the
first three patchsets.  Cygwin Vim builds from the vanilla sources.

The official release message:

Hello Vim users,

Announcing:  Vim (Vi IMproved) version 7.3

This is a minor release of Vim.  It consists of Vim 7.2 plus all
patches, updated runtime files and some more, see below.  It has been
two years since the 7.2 release, thus it's not that "minor".  But not
"major" either.  Something in between, don't know how to call that.

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

Once you have installed Vim 7.3 you can find all the details about the
changes since Vim 7.2 with:
        :help version-7.3


If you like Vim, this is the way to say thanks:

Where to get it

The best way to obtain the latest Vim 7.3 is using Mercurial.
        hg clone https://vim.googlecode.com/hg/ vim
        cd vim/src
        hg update vim73
More information here: http://www.vim.org/mercurial.php

All downloadable files can be found below this directory:

Direct link to the MS-Windows self-installing executable:

Information about which files to download for what system:

A list of mirror sites can be found here:

unix/vim-7.3.tar.bz2           sources + runtime files, bzip2 compressed

MS-WINDOWS one-size-fits-all:
pc/gvim73.exe                  installer for GUI and console executables,
                               includes all runtime files, many features

doc/vim73html.zip              help files converted to HTML

MS-WINDOWS separate files:
pc/vim73rt.zip                 runtime files
pc/gvim73.zip                  GUI binary for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
pc/gvim73ole.zip               GUI binary with OLE support
pc/gvim73_s.zip                GUI binary for Windows 3.1 (untested)
pc/vim73d32.zip                console version for MS-DOS/Windows 95/98
pc/vim73w32.zip                console version for Windows NT/2000/XP
pc/vim73src.zip                sources for PC (with CR-LF)

unix/vim-7.2-7.3.diff.gz               sources + runtime files
unstable/unix/vim-7.3f-7.3.diff.gz     sources + runtime files

Omitted in this version are:
- Extra and lang archives, these are now included in the main source
  and runtime archives.
- The 16-bit DOS, OS/2 and Amiga versions, these are obsolete.

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 <vim-dev@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!

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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