Vim 8.0 released, Install on Ubuntu 16.04

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Vim 8.0 released after more than a year since it was last released. This release gives you interesting new features, such as channels, JSON, Jobs, Timers, Partials, Lambdas, Closures, Packages and more. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to make creating and changing any kind of text very efficient.

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Vim 8.0 Update

  • Jobs
  • DirectX support for Microsoft users
  • Support for asynchronous I/O, channels, JSON
  • New style testing
  • Lambdas and Closures
  • Partials
  • Packages
  • estamp
  • Timers (asynchronous)
  • Support for GTK+ 3
  • Viminfo merged by tim

See changelog for complete lists

How to install Vim 8.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 and other Linux OSes

On Ubuntu 16.04

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/vim

sudo apt update

sudo apt install vim

Remove Vim 8.0

sudo apt remove vim

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:jonathonf/vim

On Debian and Linux Mint

sudo apt install ncurses-dev

wget https://github.com/vim/vim/archive/master.zip

unzip master.zip

cd vim-master

cd src/

./configure

make

sudo make install

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On RHEL, CentOS and Fedora

yum  install  ncurses-devel

wget https://github.com/vim/vim/archive/master.zip

unzip master.zip

cd vim-master

cd src/

./configure

make

sudo make install

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