Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to:
- Simplify maintenance and encourage contributions
- Split the work between multiple developers
- Enable advanced UIs without modifications to the core
- Maximize extensibility
- Modern GUIs
- Embedded, scriptable terminal emulator
- Asynchronous job control
- Shared data (shada) among multiple editor instances
- XDG base directories support
- Compatible with most Vim plugins, including Ruby and Python plugins
:help nvim-features for the full list!
Install from source
make CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=RelWithDebInfo sudo make install
To install to a non-default location, set
make CMAKE_EXTRA_FLAGS="-DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/full/path/" make install
To list all targets:
cmake --build build --target help
To skip "bundled" dependencies (
sudo apt install gperf libluajit-5.1-dev libunibilium-dev libmsgpack-dev libtermkey-dev libvterm-dev libjemalloc-dev make USE_BUNDLED=NO
See the Building Neovim wiki page for details.
Install from package
Pre-built packages for Windows, macOS, and Linux are found on the Releases page.
Transitioning from Vim
:help nvim-from-vim for instructions.
├─ ci/ build automation ├─ cmake/ build scripts ├─ runtime/ user plugins/docs ├─ src/nvim/ application source code (see src/nvim/README.md) │ ├─ api/ API subsystem │ ├─ eval/ VimL subsystem │ ├─ event/ event-loop subsystem │ ├─ generators/ code generation (pre-compilation) │ ├─ lib/ generic data structures │ ├─ lua/ Lua subsystem │ ├─ msgpack_rpc/ RPC subsystem │ ├─ os/ low-level platform code │ └─ tui/ built-in UI ├─ third-party/ CMake subproject to build dependencies └─ test/ tests (see test/README.md)
Neovim is licensed under the terms of the Apache 2.0 license, except for parts that were contributed under the Vim license.
Contributions committed before b17d96 remain under the Vim license.
Contributions committed after b17d96 are licensed under Apache 2.0 unless those contributions were copied from Vim (identified in the commit logs by the
LICENSE for details.
Vim is Charityware. You can use and copy it as much as you like, but you are encouraged to make a donation for needy children in Uganda. Please see the kcc section of the vim docs or visit the ICCF web site, available at these URLs: http://iccf-holland.org/ http://www.vim.org/iccf/ http://www.iccf.nl/ You can also sponsor the development of Vim. Vim sponsors can vote for features. The money goes to Uganda anyway.