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
- Partials, Lambdas and Closures
- New style testing
- Viminfo merged by timestamp
- GTK+ 3 support
- MS-Windows DirectX support
We can add this PPA to Ubuntu Operating Systems and install Vim with few easy commands.
Open terminal and insert command line...
|$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/vim
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install vim
After installation, we can launch vim from the commandline and view information about it as shown:
To uninstall it and move back to the older version in Ubuntu repository
|$ sudo apt install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:jonathonf/vim