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After Ten Years, Vim (Vi IMproved) 8.0 Open-Source Text Editor Is Here

Prominent new features of Vim 8.0 include asynchronous I/O support, a brand new style testing, support for channels, GTK+ 3 support, DirectX support on Microsoft Windows platforms, JSON support, merge of the viminfo feature by timestamp, as well as support for jobs, timers, closures, partials, packages, and lambdas. Whether you believe it or not, Vim 8.0 is finally here, and it’s the most advanced stable release of the text editor software, which means that the time has come for you to upgrade your old Vim 7.4.x installation.