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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.

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See the documentation or the list of layers for more information.

Here is a throughput graph of the repository for the last few weeks:

Throughput Graph


At a minimum, SpaceVim requires git and wget to be installed. These tools are needed for downloading plugins and fonts.

If you are new to vim, you should learning about Vim in general, read vim-galore.


Linux and macOS

curl -sLf | bash

After SpaceVim is installed, launch vim and SpaceVim will automatically install plugins.

For more info about the install script, please check:

curl -sLf | bash -s -- -h


The easist way is to download install.cmd and run it as administrator, or install SpaceVim manually.



More posts are in the SpaceVim’s Blog

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Get Involved

Discuss the project at or /r/SpaceVim

Contribute code, report bugs and request features at GitHub.


  1. What is the project status?

The current stable version is 0.5.0. See the milestones page for development progress and the roadmap for high-level plans.

  1. Is SpaceVim trying to turn Vim/Neovim into an IDE?

With layers feature, this version of vim distribution try to turn vim/neovim into an IDE for many language.

  1. Which version of vim/neovim is needed?

vim 7.4/neovim v0.1.7, and +lua or +python3 is needed.

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