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This is a prerelease version of Neovim - experimental.

Neovim - experimental

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Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to:
* Simplify maintenance and encourage contributions
* Split the work between multiple developers
* Enable the implementation of new/modern user interfaces without any modifications to the core source
* Improve extensibility with a new plugin architecture
* For lots more details, see the wiki!

More powerful plugins

The msgpack API enables structured communication to and from any programming language. Remote plugins run as co-processes that communicate with Neovim safely and asynchronously.

Better out-of-the-box

  • Strong defaults
  • Modern terminal features such as truecolor and bracketed paste
  • Built-in terminal emulator

First-class embedding

GUIs (or TUIs—such as readline) can nvim --embed or communicate via TCP socket using the discoverable msgpack API.

Drop-in replacement for Vim

Neovim is an extension of Vim: feature-parity and backwards compatibility are high priorities. If you are already familiar with Vim, see :help nvim-from-vim to learn about the differences.

Something broke?

You may find some help here!

To install Neovim - experimental, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install neovim --version --pre

To upgrade Neovim - experimental, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade neovim --version --pre


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    #Automated installation steps based on the official manual steps at
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; 
    $packageName = 'neovim'
    $toolsDir    = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url         = '' 
    $url64       = ''
    $neovimQtUrl = ""
    $noIgnore    = ''
    $startBatch  = 'neovim.bat'
    $neovimPackageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
      url           = $url
      url64bit      = $url64
      validExitCodes= @(0) 
      softwareName  = 'Neovim*' 
      checksum      = ''
      checksumType  = 'md5' 
      checksum64    = ''
      checksumType64= 'md5' 
    $neovimQtPackageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
      url           = $neovimQtUrl
      url64bit      = $neovimQtUrl
      validExitCodes= @(0) 
      softwareName  = 'Neovim*' 
      checksum      = ''
      checksumType  = 'md5' 
      checksum64    = ''
      checksumType64= 'md5' 
    function MergeApplicationDirectories($neovimDirectory, $neovimQtDirectory) {
      #Get-ChildItem -Path $neovimDirectory\Neovim\bin\* | Move-Item -Destination $neovimQtDirectory -Force
      #Get-ChildItem -Path $neovimDirectory\Neovim\share\nvim\runtime\* | Move-Item -Destination $neovimQtDirectory -Force
      Copy-Item -Path $neovimDirectory\Neovim\bin\* -Destination $neovimQtDirectory -Recurse -Force
      Copy-Item -Path $neovimDirectory\Neovim\share\nvim\runtime\* -Destination $neovimQtDirectory -Recurse -Force
      try {  # avoid directory not empty
        Remove-Item -Path $neovimDirectory\Neovim -Recurse -Force
      } catch {}
      Move-Item -Path $neovimQtDirectory\nvim-qt.exe -Destination $neovimQtDirectory\neovim.exe
    function IgnoreToolsExecutables() {
      #Get-ChildItem ".\*" -Force -Include *.exe -Exclude $noIgnore | % { 
      Get-ChildItem ".\*" -Force -Include *.exe | % { 
      '' > "$_.ignore" 
      Write-Debug "$_.ignore file created."
    Get-ChildItem "$toolsDir\*.bat" | %{ Install-BinFile -Name $_.BaseName -Path $_ }
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @neovimQtPackageArgs
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @neovimPackageArgs
    Write-Debug "Install packages ended."
    MergeApplicationDirectories "$toolsDir" "$toolsDir"
    Write-Debug "Merge packages ended."
    Push-Location "$toolsDir" 
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'neovim'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    Get-ChildItem "$toolsDir\*.bat" | %{ Uninstall-BinFile -Name $_.BaseName -Path $_ }
  • tools\neovim.bat Show
    @echo off
    set VIM=%ChocolateyInstall%\lib\neovim\tools
    %VIM%\neovim.exe %*

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Neovim contributors


Copyright Neovim contributors. All rights reserved.


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Neovim 0.3.7 1949 Friday, June 14, 2019 approved
Neovim 0.3.6 1099 Wednesday, June 5, 2019 approved
Neovim 0.3.5 3402 Tuesday, April 30, 2019 approved
Neovim 0.3.4 5584 Friday, February 1, 2019 approved
Neovim 0.3.3 1307 Friday, January 18, 2019 approved
Neovim 531 Friday, July 20, 2018 approved
Neovim 0.3.2 1094 Saturday, January 5, 2019 approved
Neovim 0.3.1 7366 Friday, July 20, 2018 approved
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