MacVim for Yosemite

For anyone out there that uses Macvim, and is annoyed by the lack of updates, I took some time over the past few days to merge in the latest vim updates (e.g. 7.4.493) as well as pulling in some commits from the open pull-requests to refactor the tabs and full-screen mode for Yosemite.

Please note, I am NOT the author of any of the actual code, credit for the Yosemite refactoring is all to @zenangst on github.

Also of note, this includes the proposed ‘Yosemite’ style icons by @jasonlong. I’ve not yet managed to merge in the old split-browser hack, maybe one-day I’ll actually learn Objective-C and be able to figure that part out, right now it’s beyond me (sorry, I’m just a fuck-up.)

Anyway, if you want to use/install this fork, the easiest way is with homebrew:

brew edit macvim

and change the line:

head 'https://github.com/b4winckler/macvim.git', :branch => 'master'

to:

head 'https://github.com/jocelynmallon/macvim.git', :branch => 'b4-yosemite'

Then run:

brew reinstall macvim --HEAD --with-lua --with-luajit --override-system-vim

And of course feel free to omit any options you don’t personally use.

3 thoughts on “MacVim for Yosemite

  1. Charlie 12 December, 2014 / 19:51

    Thanks! You made it work again!

  2. Chris Winterkvist (@zenangst) 4 January, 2015 / 23:10

    Hey folks, I’m gonna take some time to finish the Yosemite overhaul… soon. And by soon, I don’t mean blizzard soon.
    Hope you like it.

    • aidan 3 February, 2016 / 14:16

      Thanks man! Much appreciated

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