NeoVim – “the future of vim” and SpaceVim – the community-driven vim distribution

After trying many light-weight IDE in the past I decided to give NeoVim a whirl. I’ve been using NeoVim for four months now without any issues. If you are a Vim user or just looking for a very light-weight IDE NeoVim is for you.

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. User manual:

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 named pipe using the discoverable msgpack API.
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SpaceVim is a community-driven vim distribution that supports vim and Neovim. SpaceVim manages collections of plugins in layers. Layers make it easy for you, the user, to enable a new language or feature by grouping all the related plugins together. It got inspired by spacemacs.

Linux and macOS one-line installer:

$ bash <(curl -fsSL

Manual install on Linux and macOS:

curl -sLf | bash
Install on other platforms: Installing SpaceVim

git clone vimfiles