Vim's Downloads page says the 64-bit version is discontinued:
The 32-bit version of Vim runs fine on 64-bit windows. There was a 64-bit binary, but it wasn't used much and maintenance stopped.
Which is fine, I suppose, except that 32-bit Vim doesn't pick up 64-bit Python.
What are my options for installing 64-bit Vim specifically (including GVim) on Windows, with as much plugin support as possible?
The binary from Cream is also apparently 32-bit (see the
version.txt). As for Cygwin, I'm not sure about getting GVim running in it (it apparently needs
DISPLAY set, which would indicate the need for X server, which is yet another complication over the complexity of Cygwin itself).
I have MinGW installed (and it is rather outdated, admittedly), so I could make some attempt at compiling it myself.
The Vim Wikia suggests https://tuxproject.de/projects/vim/x64/, which has a rather ominous instruction:
You'll need to copy the appropriate DLL files to your Vim directory to make them work. They're not included.
To my Vim directory? Will https://tuxproject.de's build not pick up Python installed elsewhere?
So, I'd like to install 64-bit Vim so that:
- it works out-of-the-box with Python installed using the official Python binaries (preferably both 2 and 3, if that's possible, and the latest versions)
- it is easy to keep updated
- the requirements for having it installed are a minimum (... so a Cygwin installation, if workable, should be minimal)