Friday, September 16, 2016

Vim 8.0 Released, New update install on Ubuntu 16.04 #exp.2

   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: 

   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:

$ vim

  To uninstall it and move back to the older version in Ubuntu repository

$ sudo apt install ppa-purge

$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:jonathonf/vim

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