Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to:
:help nvim-features for the full list!
Pre-built packages for Windows, macOS, and Linux are found on the
The build is CMake-based, but a Makefile is provided as a convenience.
make CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=RelWithDebInfo sudo make install
To install to a non-default location:
make CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/full/path/ make install
To skip bundled (
sudo apt install gperf luajit luarocks libuv1-dev libluajit-5.1-dev libunibilium-dev libmsgpack-dev libtermkey-dev libvterm-dev libutf8proc-dev sudo luarocks build mpack sudo luarocks build lpeg sudo luarocks build inspect
make CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=RelWithDebInfo USE_BUNDLED=OFF sudo make install
To inspect the build, these CMake features are useful:
cmake --build build --target helplists all build targets.
cmake -LAH build/) contains the resolved values of all CMake variables.
build/compile_commands.jsonshows the full compiler invocations for each translation unit.
See the Building Neovim wiki page for details.
: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
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.