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Doc: updates for Vim 7.3 release

Signed-off-by: Wincent Colaiuta <win@wincent.com>
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Greg Hurrell authored August 19, 2010

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@@ -76,10 +76,22 @@ For Windows users, the executable from www.vim.org does include Ruby support.
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 2. Ruby
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 In addition to having Ruby support in Vim, your system itself must have a
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-compatible Ruby install. In practice this usually means a version of Ruby from
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-the 1.8 series, as Vim's support for 1.9 is still not official.
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+compatible Ruby install. "Compatible" means the same version as Vim itself
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+links against. If you use a different version then Command-T is unlikely
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+to work (see TROUBLE-SHOOTING below).
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-The current version of Mac OS X comes with Ruby 1.8.7.
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+On Mac OS X Snow Leopard, the system comes with Ruby 1.8.7 and all recent
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+versions of MacVim (the 7.2 snapshots and 7.3) are linked against it.
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+On Linux and similar platforms, the linked version of Ruby will depend on
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+your distribution. You can usually find this out by examining the
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+compilation and linking flags displayed by the |:version| command in Vim, and
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+by looking at the output of:
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+  :ruby puts RUBY_VERSION
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+On Windows, Vim 7.3 links against Ruby 1.9.1, while previous versions linked
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+against Ruby 1.8.7.
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 A suitable Ruby environment for Windows can be installed using RubyInstaller
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 available at:
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 series, then the plug-in is not likely to work.
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 As such, on Mac OS X, I recommend using the standard Ruby that comes with the
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-system (currently 1.8.7) along with the latest snapshot of MacVim (currently
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-snapshot 52). If you wish to use custom builds of Ruby or of MacVim (not
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+system (currently 1.8.7) along with the latest version of MacVim (currently
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+version 7.3). If you wish to use custom builds of Ruby or of MacVim (not
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 recommmended) then you will have to take extra care to ensure that the exact
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 same Ruby environment is in effect when building Ruby, Vim and the Command-T
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 extension.
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-On Windows, I recommend using the version 1.8.7 RubyInstaller and the
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+On Windows, I recommend using the version 1.9.1 RubyInstaller and the
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 corresponding RubyInstaller Development Kit linked to above, along with the
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-standard (32-bit) version of Vim that can be downloaded from www.vim.org.
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+standard (32-bit) version of Vim 7.3 that can be downloaded from www.vim.org.
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+If you are still using Vim 7.2 then you should instead use version 1.8.7 of
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+RubyInstaller.
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 If a problem occurs the first thing you should do is inspect the output of:
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