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Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to:

See the wiki and Roadmap for more information.

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Install from source

make CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=RelWithDebInfo
sudo make install

See the wiki for details.

Install from package

Packages are in Homebrew, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch Linux, and more.

What's been done so far

See :help nvim-features for a comprehensive list.


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 vim-patch token).

See 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:

You can also sponsor the development of Vim.  Vim sponsors can vote for
features.  The money goes to Uganda anyway.