When will Vim 8.0 be backported in?

Asked by Wise Melon

I just heard about Vim 8.0 being released: https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!topic/vim_announce/EKTuhjF3ET0 When will this version be backported in?

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

Sloppy answer: "probably never".

The sequence would be:
1. Debian has to upgrade their package (already done for some architectures in sid(unstable) two days ago)
2. Ubuntu has to decide when they follow and introduce the new version in the release in development (probably too late for yakkety, will maybe come for the z-release)
3. If that version proves to be stable enough, then a backport to older Ubuntu releases can be initiated via the bug tracker

Other possibility would be to request a SRU for the older Ubuntu releases https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates via the bug tracker

And finally someone can create a PPA with such version.

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Best actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

I suggest you report a bug. If the bug and security fixes are significant then the package will be updated sooner rather than later. Packages in Ubuntu are rarely bang up to date and stability is champion over getting new versions in.

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Wise Melon (wise-melon-deactivatedaccount) said :

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.