January 30th, 2017
VS2017 seems to be going through a lot of changes on its way out from RC status to final version. In one of the latest changes, it turns out there is no way to make an installable package that works with VS2013, VS2015 and VS2017 without VS2017 showing an ugly compatibility message to the user. So, to help with that, here is a VS2017-specific installer VSIX package. Just download and double-click to install:
Other than catering to VS2017’s installer requirements, this package brings nothing new over 3.7.5.
January 4th, 2017
Happy new year! To celebrate, I have just uploaded ViEmu 3.7.5, in its Visual Studio, SQL Server 2016 and Word & Outlook editions. Here are the changes:
- Visual Studio 2017 RC is supported. This may even work right out of the box with the final VS2017 release, but if not, I will revise it when VS2017 is out.
- Having SQL Server 2016 Management Studio version 16.5 and VS2017 RC installed side by side made the ViEmu/SQL 2016 VSIX not install, so I built a new MSI-based EXE installer.
- The command line and output “overlay” windows in ViEmu for Word and Outlook were too small in high-DPI displays, rendering text hard to read. Now they get the right size for the active DPI setting.
That’s all. You can download them from the main download buttons at http://www.viemu.com, and their installers will upgrade your current version. You need active support as of January 1st 2017, head over to the Customer Area if you need to renew it.
(BTW, this comes after ViEmu for Xcode 3.7.1, which I published a few weeks ago without announcement, providing compatibility with the latest Xcode 8.2.)
Hope you enjoy it all!
November 8th, 2016
Hello everyone, ViEmu 3.7 is finally ready and available from download from http://www.viemu.com. As the major improvements, all ViEmu editions now support the full vi/vim search offsets syntax and semantics: for example, you can add “/e+1” to the end of a search, and the cursor will move to the next character after the match. Even multiple-step searches work: “/abc/+10;?def?e+1” is a single search involving the following steps: search forward for ‘abc’, go to the first column 10 lines below the match, search backwards for ‘def’, then position the cursor in the character right after the ‘f’.
This version also adds support for Xcode 8 and for SQL Server 2016, both of which have required quite a lot of work. It also has had work done to ensure ViEmu for Visual Studio works better with Visual Assist. Head to the ViEmu home page to download them:
In order to use them, you need support active as of November 1, 2016. If your support has expired and you want to use the new versions, you will need to visit the customer area and renew support, which will allow you to use these versions and any new ones released during one year from now.
Hope you enjoy it!
(And now off to checking how ViEmu works with the latest VS15 preview…)
August 20th, 2015
ViEmu 3.6 is ready. Main points:
- Visual Studio 2015 support, has been tested for a few weeks without issues
- Xcode 6.4 and Xcode 7 support (tested with 7.0 beta 5, the latest available version from Apple as of today)
- Improved the % motion to navigate #if/#else/#endif lines and /* C-style comments */like vim, across all editions
Here are all links:
And versions for older versions of all host apps:
You need support active as of August 15, 2015. If your support has expired and you want to use the new versions, you will need to visit the customer area and renew support, which will allow you to use these versions and any new ones I release during one year from now.
I’m very happy to be using the new automated build & deploy system to streamline producing a new version. A full new version across all editions after only 2 months is a kind of new record, yay 🙂
June 25th, 2015
So ViEmu 3.5 is ready after a few months of work. The main new functionality across all versions are it/at xml tag objects (e.g.: type “dit” to delete the contents between <abc> and </abc>). You can download it from the main download links at http://www.viemu.com, or use the following links:
And versions for older versions of all host apps:
As you can see, there are a ton of builds maintained: 9 in total, across two operating systems, compiled using 6 different IDEs/compilers, and supporting dozens of host application edtions, some of them very different across versions. As you can imagine, the build system and other scaffolding is quite tricky. And here is the highlight for this release: I have finally managed to fully automate the build process of the whole line-up of ViEmu versions. It’s taken me weeks to months, but from now on, I will be able to tag and build a new version for all editions with a tiny amount of manual work. Implementing features will take the same time as it always did, but since now 95% of the time I put in can go to improving ViEmu rather than mind-numbing manual processes, I should be able to produce new versions more frequently.
Hope you enjoy this!
PS: What things from vi/vim do you miss the most in ViEmu? Especially core emulation features are the most interesting to me, since they make their way into all editions of ViEmu and benefit the most people!
PPS: Next stops: Xcode 7 and Visual Studio 2015.
October 9th, 2014
A few weeks after iOS 8 is officially released, here is ViEmu for Xcode6 available:
You will need to have support active as of September 28, 2014. If you purchased your ViEmu/Xcode more than a year before that, please log into the customer area at http://www.symnum.com and renew support (use the password recovery mechanism with the email address you used to purchase ViEmu in order to gain access for the first time).
Happy vimming in Xcode!
April 29th, 2014
It’s taken us quite a bit of time, but ViEmu for Xcode 5 is finally ready, and you can get it here:
The license is the same as for ViEmu/Xcode4. To use it, you need support active as of today, but since ViEmu/Xcode4 was released less than a year ago, if you have license for ViEmu/Xcode4, it is valid for this release.
Hope you like it!
January 7th, 2014
So ViEmu/VS2013 is finally ready. You can download it here:
To use it, you need support active as of January 1st 2014.
Next stop: ViEmu/Xcode5. Eager to have it already!
July 27th, 2013
Just published two new versions of ViEmu:
ViEmu for Xcode 3.1.1 (http://www.viemu.com/ViEmuXcode-3.1.1.pkg):
- Fixed an issue with improper handling of an ObjC ref that could cause a required object to be collected by GC and a subsequent crash
- Ctrl-] emulation to go to definition of a symbol or open an included file
- Added settings: activate/deactivate beeps, and configure color of the visual region and the caret
ViEmu for VS2013 preview (http://www.viemu.com/ViEmuVS2013-3.1.vsix). It’s now a separate build which installs only for VS2013 (not for other versions of Visual studio. Since VS2013 itself is not official yet, take this as a “preview build”, which allows testing and ensures releasing the official one will now be quick once VS2013 is released.
We are already working in new versions of ViEmu for Xcode, including ViEmu for Xcode 5, and also new versions of all ViEmus with more vi/vim emulation features. Stay tuned…
June 25th, 2013
Finally, it is available. We’ve been testing it thoroughly and it already provides a great vi/vim experience inside Xcode, with fancy things such as hlsearch, ex emulation, macros, mappings, and much more. From our experience with previous new ViEmus, we will most certainly put out a new release or two in the coming weeks, but this should provide a great start. To download it, just head over to the main site:
Let us know what you think.