After more than ten years there is a major Vim release. (Bram Moolenaar)
New features in VIM 8.0:
- Asynchronous I/O support, channels
- Lambda and Closure
- New style tests
- Window IDs
- DirectX support
- GTK+ 3 support
- and more.
The difference between VIM and VI (for VIM version 8.0) you can find here.
You can also download a new version of VIM on the official VIM site.
I just updated my VIM, but I didn’t have time to check all the new features. So, in the nearest future I’ll write the overview of the most interesting ones.