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Two decades of productivity: Vim's 20th anniversary

Nov 07, 2011, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])

"The earliest version of Vim was developed on the Amiga by Bram Moolenaar in 1988. Moolenaar was dissatisfied with the vi clones that were available for the Amiga platform and set out to make one that came closer to matching vi's feature set. He based his new editor on Stevie, which he has said was the best Amiga-compatible vi clone at the time.

The first version of Vim that was released to the general public was 1.14, which was published on November 2, 1991. It was distributed on Fish Disk #591, one of the disks in Fred Fish's Amiga freeware collection. Following its public debut, users began contributing patches.

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