Software Update: Vim 8.0.586

An update for version 8.0 of Vi IMproved, or Vim, has been released. This universal editor was once developed by Bram Moolenaar for the Commodore Amiga, but is now also available for Unix, Linux, macOS, OS/2, DOS and Windows. Vim is not actively developed and usually there are a few years between the different versions. The following improvements have been made in this release:

Updated Vim 8.0 available with 586 patches

I have built a version of Vim 8.0 with all the latest patches. This is mainly interesting for MS-Windows users who download the binary. Upgrading to this version is recommended, since it fixes many problems.

I have renamed the original Vim 8.0 files to include the patchlevel. The new files are both available as “80” and “80-586”. Note that caching may cause the “80” file to still be the old one.

Since patch 8.0.0029 removed support for older MS-Windows systems, only MS-Windows XP and later are supported. Omitted in this version are:

  • The 16-bit DOS, OS/2 and Amiga versions, these are obsolete.
  • The MS-Windows versions for Windows older than XP

Version number 8.0.586
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, BSD, Windows XP, macOS, Solaris, UNIX, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10
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License type GPL