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posted by janrinok on Thursday March 20 2014, @04:27PM   Printer-friendly
from the cue-vim-emacs-war-in-5-4-3-2-1 dept.

Hell_Rok writes:

"Neovim is an effort to aggressively re-factor the Vim source code and improve on:

  • It will provide first class support for embedding.
  • It lets you extend the editor in any programming language.
  • It supports more powerful GUIs.
  • Vim plugins will work with it.

Hosted on Bounty Source it has reached $25,500 of it's goal of $10,000, although there are still 3 days to reach further stretch goals! You can view the projects current progress and even pitch in over at GitHub. As someone who has started using Vim full-time over the last 6 months I feel that this is a very good project for the longevity of Vim."

 
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  • (Score: 1) by omtinez on Friday March 21 2014, @07:49AM

    by omtinez (2733) on Friday March 21 2014, @07:49AM (#19179)

    Lightweight? Are we talking about the same 25MB console application that is a text editor with fancy highlighting and little more? I find humorous that Notepad++ can compete with Vim in size

  • (Score: 3, Informative) by TheRaven on Friday March 21 2014, @09:21AM

    by TheRaven (270) on Friday March 21 2014, @09:21AM (#19204) Journal
    25MB? My Vim binary is 1.9MB. The vim runtime directory is 30MB, but the big parts of that are:
    • 8.MB of localisation files (which you don't need if you only want one language) and
    • 3.8MB of spell checking dictionaries
    • 6.5MB of docs (how much documentation does Notepad++ have?)
    • 2MB of vim tutor (basically more documentation)
    • 5.3MB of syntax highlighting definitions for various languages.
    • 1.8MB of autoload scripts, including remote file I/O, compressed file I/O and some things like the PHP syntax highligting thing that switches between PHP and HTML modes on boundaries.

    The rest comes to a total of 2.6MB. If you don't want documentation, localisation, or spell checking, it's under 5MB.

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