Vimplugin project is a Eclipse plugin that brings the power of the editor Vim to the Eclipse IDE.
Vim is one of the most powerful editors around. But it is not an IDE. On the other hand, Eclipse is one of the most powerful IDEs. But its editor lacks many of the features vim offers. Vim is lean, Eclipse is extensible. So, just take the best of two worlds.
Vimplugin is based on vim tip #1031 (thanks to Pavel Tavoda)and relies heavily on JTA, a swing-based java terminal emulator and the SWT_AWT bridge of Eclipse 3.1.
Vimplugin is meant to be truely open source. It is developed by a community of developers with similar interests. It's a project for volunteers who want to have vim at hand when working inside eclipse. So in theory everyone who's interested in the tool has the ability to contribute (knows java, knows vim ...). But even if you dont want to contribute, please drop us a line on the mailing list or the forums. That will greatly encourage us to go on.
The home of the community is the mailing list "vimplugin-devel". You can post questions, installation problems, submit feature request or just say that you like the tool. At the same time, you will get informed about everything that goes on (new features, releases etc).
What's New in This Release:
· This is a major new release.
· GTK embedding of gvim was implemented.
· Communication between Eclipse and vim is done via the "external-editor" protocol (see :help netbeans).