Vim 8.0 Will See GTK3 Support, Async I/O, Jobs & More
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 13 April 2016 at 07:55 AM EDT. 20 Comments
Vim 7.4 is still the latest stable series for this popular text editor, but Vim 8.0 development is being worked on and as implied by the version number will see a lot of new functionality.

Vim 8.0 is working on asynchronous I/O support, support for starting/communicating/stopping jobs, asynchronous timers support, partials support for functions, unique window IDs, GTK3 support to succeed the GTK2 code, scripting enhancements, and more.

The tentative list of Vim 8.0 features can be found via this version 8.0 page in Git.
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