Goodbye TWiN, highlight undo and mini.nvim version 0.9.0

Neovim Core updates {#core}

Updates of Neovim itself, which are available on Neovim nightly.

Important: some updates might be missing from this week content. If you want to be sure to always keep up to date with what’s going on in Neovim Core, you are strongly advised to have a look to these places:

Neovim Plugin Community updates {#plugins}

Neovim is full of active plugins. This section is about the community and what is going on.

New plugins {#new-plugins}

highlight-undo.nvim

highlight-undo.nvim

Highlight changed text after Undo / Redo operations. Purely lua / nvim api implementation, no external dependencies needed.

Updates {#updates}

mini.nvim

Library of 30+ independent Lua modules improving overall Neovim experience with minimal effort.

mini.nvim

Version 0.9.0 was released. Here are release notes. Compared to version 0.8.0, there are:

Links:

TWiN

Even though TWiN has been a well-received community project, it has been running for a while without the amount of expected contributions. There is a narrow core of regular contributors (opening a PR at least twice a month), but overall, the traction is mostly read-only and occasional one-shot contributors not even respecting the most basic formatting rules (you have no idea how many lines of HTML I have updated because people just let your-plugin placeholders). All of that is a lot of effort taken from my spare-time.

We are getting pretty close to the one-year anniversary of TWiN and a question that has been around my head in the past weeks is: this is the DNS renewal anniversary, too; should I renew it? And the answer is, on my side – phaazon – no. The reasons are numerous and probably already known by many, but TWiN was designed and implemented by one person (me, phaazon) in order to become a community project, and it’s never reached that point. Some people suggested that I should kill the project, which I’ve always refused to because I felt like I had to go through the whole thing.

Turns out I’m tired of this weird read-only relationship I have with most of the readers. I don’t even really benefit from it all anymore since I have fully migrated to Kakoune-based editors. It’s not your fault. It’s a systemic problem. It’s the Internet.

So this little update is just there to let you know that, end of the month, the domain name – this-week-in-neovim.org – should be free again. If someone in the community wants to pick it up and redeploy a version of TWiN – even my code –, I’m 100% okay with that. However, and that seems pretty obvious, if you do so, remember that you’re using my code, which is licensed.

Feel free to reach to me if you are interested to make a seamless migration to the new IP address, whether you use my code, or your own.

Cheers.

Did you know? {#tips}

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Special thanks {#special-thanks}

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Want to contribute? {#contribute}

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