# #vim Portal

Vim is a text editor that is an improved version of the old Unix editor vi. It is available for almost all operating systems and is pre-installed on many Unix-⁠like systems. It can be run with a graphical or terminal user interface (GUI or TUI). For an overview, see wikipedia.org/wiki/Vim_(text_editor).

## Vim News

2021-November-19  Vim is 30 years old!🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂

2019-December-13  Vim v8.2 released. The main new feature is popup windows.

2018-December-16  Vim v8.1.0606 released. The new feature is that the cryptmethod default is blowfish2. Before this version, the cryptmethod default was zip (a weak method).

2018-May-17  Vim v8.1 released. The main new feature is the :terminal command, which runs a terminal in a Vim window.

## Chat Room on Gitter

If you see “OPEN CHAT” in the lower right corner of this page, you can click it to see the gitter.im/SpaceVim/SpaceVim chat room embedded⁠[1] here. SpaceVim is a Vim distribution that uses the space bar (SPC) as the main key for control and navigation.

The tweets in this section are from one of the Twitter lists that I created and might be related to #vim.

### @nm’s vim list

To view this list embedded here, click this sentence.