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GNvim - GTK4 Neovim GUI

Gnvim, opinionated Neovim GUI.

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For previous gtk3 version, checkout the legacy branch.


NOTE: gnvim requires nvim version 0.10 or higher.


If you're using flatpak, you can build a GNvim flatpak locally:

$ # Install flatpak-builder
$ sudo apt install flatpak-builder
$ make install-flatpak-deps # Install required runtime and SDKs
$ make install-flatpak # Build and install the flatpak
$ # Optional: install gnvim runtime files (i.e. for `lua require('gnvim')`)
$ flatpak run com.github.vhakulinen.gnvim.Devel --install-runtime-files


Install system wide:

$ # Install cargo (e.g. the rust toolchain)
$ # Install gtk4 and libadwaita dev files, e.g. apt install libgtk-4-dev libadwaita-1-dev (see below)
$ make build
$ sudo make install

More detailed instructions regarding gtk4 requirements, see the gtk-rs book's instructions).


See :h gnvim and/or runtime/doc/gnvim.txt.


Gnvim comes with custom rpc client which uses code generation for generating bindings to the Neovim API. This is done by the scripts/ script and requires the moreutils package.