Friday, September 16, 2016

Vim 8.0 Released, New update install on Ubuntu 16.04 #exp.1

   Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to make creating and changing any kind of text very efficient. It is included as "vi" with most UNIX systems and with Apple OS X.  Vim 8.0 was released on September 12, 2016. It’s the first major update since 2006.

   This the first major Vim release in ten years.  There are interesting new features, many small improvements and lots of bug fixes.

Vim 8.0 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
 Installation instructions: 

    First install Git on your Linux system.

$ sudo apt install git

 Then clone the Vim repository from Github

$ git clone

$ cd vim

 Configure the build environment


  Install ncurses development library.

$ sudo apt install ncurses-dev

   Compile the source code and install it.

$ make

$ sudo make install

 Compile the source code and install it.

$ vim --version

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