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This package was rejected on 06 Dec 2021. The reviewer chocolatey-ops has listed the following reason(s):

chocolatey-community (maintainer) on 01 Nov 2021 00:12:18 +00:00:

User 'chocolatey-community' (maintainer) submitted package.

chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 01 Nov 2021 00:44:29 +00:00:

vim has passed automated validation. It may have or may still fail other checks like testing (verification).
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chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 01 Nov 2021 00:52:35 +00:00:

vim has failed automated package testing (verification).
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chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 21 Nov 2021 00:46:27 +00:00:

We've found vim v8.2.3568 in a submitted status and waiting for your next actions. It has had no updates for 20 or more days since a reviewer has asked for corrections. Please note that if there is no response or fix of the package within 15 days of this message, this package version will automatically be closed (rejected) due to being stale.

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chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 06 Dec 2021 00:50:37 +00:00:

Unfortunately there has not been progress to move vim v8.2.3568 towards an approved status within 15 days after the last review message, so we need to close (reject) the package version at this time. If you want to pick this version up and move it towards approval in the future, use the contact site admins link on the package page and we can move it back into a submitted status so you can submit updates.

Status Change - Changed status of package from 'submitted' to 'rejected'.


Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems.

Vim is often called a programmer's editor, and so useful for programming that many consider it an entire IDE. It's not just for programmers, though. Vim is perfect for all kinds of text editing, from composing email to editing configuration files.


  • Vim: Vim terminal(CLI) application can be used from Powershell and Command Prompt.

  • GVim: The GUI version of Vim provides full featured Windows GUI application experience.

  • Terminal Integration: Batch files are created to provide vim, gvim, evim, view, gview, vimdiff, gvimdiff and vimtutor command on terminal use.

  • Shell Integration: Vim is added in Open with ... context menu. And by default Edit with Vim context menu is created to open files whose extensions are associated with other applications.

Package parameters

  • /InstallDir - Override the installation directory. By default, the software is installed in $ChocolateyToolsLocation, it's default value is C:\tools. You can include spaces. See the example below.
  • /RestartExplorer - Restart Explorer to unlock GVimExt.dll used for Edit with Vim context menu feature.
  • /NoDefaultVimrc - Don't create default _vimrc file.
  • /NoContextmenu - Don't create Edit with Vim context menu.
  • /NoDesktopShortcuts - Don't create shortcuts on the desktop.

Example: choco install vim --params "'/NoDesktopShortcuts /InstallDir:C:\path\to\your dir'"


  • This package uses the ZIP build to install to provide installation parameters.
  • All compilation of the software is automated and performed on Appveyor. The building status is open.
  • This package provides an official build. Similar package vim-tux is from a well-known unofficial vim building project. Unlike vim-tux, this package can take some installation parameters.
  • See https://github.com/vim/vim-win32-installer for more information.

From: https://vimhelp.org/uganda.txt.html



I)  There are no restrictions on distributing unmodified copies of Vim except
    that they must include this license text.  You can also distribute
    unmodified parts of Vim, likewise unrestricted except that they must
    include this license text.  You are also allowed to include executables
    that you made from the unmodified Vim sources, plus your own usage
    examples and Vim scripts.

II) It is allowed to distribute a modified (or extended) version of Vim,
    including executables and/or source code, when the following four
    conditions are met:
    1) This license text must be included unmodified.
    2) The modified Vim must be distributed in one of the following five ways:
       a) If you make changes to Vim yourself, you must clearly describe in
          the distribution how to contact you.  When the maintainer asks you
          (in any way) for a copy of the modified Vim you distributed, you
          must make your changes, including source code, available to the
          maintainer without fee.  The maintainer reserves the right to
          include your changes in the official version of Vim.  What the
          maintainer will do with your changes and under what license they
          will be distributed is negotiable.  If there has been no negotiation
          then this license, or a later version, also applies to your changes.
          The current maintainer is Bram Moolenaar <[email protected]>.  If this
          changes it will be announced in appropriate places (most likely
          vim.sf.net, www.vim.org and/or comp.editors).  When it is completely
          impossible to contact the maintainer, the obligation to send him
          your changes ceases.  Once the maintainer has confirmed that he has
          received your changes they will not have to be sent again.
       b) If you have received a modified Vim that was distributed as
          mentioned under a) you are allowed to further distribute it
          unmodified, as mentioned at I).  If you make additional changes the
          text under a) applies to those changes.
       c) Provide all the changes, including source code, with every copy of
          the modified Vim you distribute.  This may be done in the form of a
          context diff.  You can choose what license to use for new code you
          add.  The changes and their license must not restrict others from
          making their own changes to the official version of Vim.
       d) When you have a modified Vim which includes changes as mentioned
          under c), you can distribute it without the source code for the
          changes if the following three conditions are met:
          - The license that applies to the changes permits you to distribute
            the changes to the Vim maintainer without fee or restriction, and
            permits the Vim maintainer to include the changes in the official
            version of Vim without fee or restriction.
          - You keep the changes for at least three years after last
            distributing the corresponding modified Vim.  When the maintainer
            or someone who you distributed the modified Vim to asks you (in
            any way) for the changes within this period, you must make them
            available to him.
          - You clearly describe in the distribution how to contact you.  This
            contact information must remain valid for at least three years
            after last distributing the corresponding modified Vim, or as long
            as possible.
       e) When the GNU General Public License (GPL) applies to the changes,
          you can distribute the modified Vim under the GNU GPL version 2 or
          any later version.
    3) A message must be added, at least in the output of the ":version"
       command and in the intro screen, such that the user of the modified Vim
       is able to see that it was modified.  When distributing as mentioned
       under 2)e) adding the message is only required for as far as this does
       not conflict with the license used for the changes.
    4) The contact information as required under 2)a) and 2)d) must not be
       removed or changed, except that the person himself can make

III) If you distribute a modified version of Vim, you are encouraged to use
     the Vim license for your changes and make them available to the
     maintainer, including the source code.  The preferred way to do this is
     by e-mail or by uploading the files to a server and e-mailing the URL.
     If the number of changes is small (e.g., a modified Makefile) e-mailing a
     context diff will do.  The e-mail address to be used is
     <[email protected]>

IV)  It is not allowed to remove this license from the distribution of the Vim
     sources, parts of it or from a modified version.  You may use this
     license for previous Vim releases instead of the license that they came
     with, at your option.
Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

The embedded software have been downloaded from GitHub and can be verified like this:

1. Download the following zips:
  32-Bit: <https://github.com/vim/vim-win32-installer/releases/download/v8.2.3568/gvim_8.2.3568_x86.zip>
  64-Bit: <https://github.com/vim/vim-win32-installer/releases/download/v8.2.3568/gvim_8.2.3568_x64.zip>
2. You can use one of the following methods to obtain the SHA256 checksum:
  - Use powershell function 'Get-FileHash'
  - Use Chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'

  checksum32: 41FF89084F0271C5D409F668AD9C4EBC3584109D1DFB1527AA2E3D68E0A481C8
  checksum64: D3F4902C0C39402248F0B54210B809DBAAF4BDA0AAB4BB1A2AB37FF3CC22C49B
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$installDir = Get-Content "$toolsDir\installDir"
$shortversion = '82'
try {
  # Is dlls locked?
  Remove-Item "$installDir\vim\vim$shortversion\GvimExt32\gvimext.dll", "$installDir\vim\vim$shortversion\GvimExt64\gvimext.dll" -ErrorAction Stop
} catch {
  # Restart explorer to unlock dlls
  Write-Debug 'Restarting explorer.'
  Get-Process explorer | Stop-Process -Force
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$shortversion = '82'
$pp = Get-PackageParameters

. $toolsDir\helpers.ps1
$installDir = Get-InstallDir

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = $installDir
  file          = "$toolsDir\gvim_8.2.3568_x86.zip"
  file64        = "$toolsDir\gvim_8.2.3568_x64.zip"

$installArgs = @{
  statement = Get-Statement
  exeToRun  = "$installDir\vim\vim$shortversion\install.exe"

'$installDir', ($installDir | Out-String), '$packageArgs', ($packageArgs | Out-String), '$installArgs', ($installArgs | Out-String) | ForEach-Object { Write-Debug $_ }

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin @installArgs
Copy-Item -Path "$installDir\vim\vim$shortversion\vimtutor.bat" -Destination $env:windir
Set-Content -Path "$toolsDir\installDir" -Value $installDir
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$installDir = Get-Content "$toolsDir\installDir"
$shortversion = '82'
$statement = '-nsis'
$exeToRun  = "$installDir\vim\vim$shortversion\uninstall.exe"
# From vim-tux.install.  Make input.
Set-Content -Path "$env:TEMP\vimuninstallinput" -Value 'y'
Start-Process -FilePath $exeToRun -ArgumentList $statement -RedirectStandardInput "$env:TEMP\vimuninstallinput" -Wait -WindowStyle Hidden
Remove-Item "$env:TEMP\vimuninstallinput"
Remove-Item "$env:windir\vimtutor.bat"
Remove-Item "$installDir\vim" -Recurse -Force
md5: 85271BDD34438D8C578284B1B935AB72 | sha1: 9EC52FC62D66050859583946FF295FF30CB27FED | sha256: D3F4902C0C39402248F0B54210B809DBAAF4BDA0AAB4BB1A2AB37FF3CC22C49B | sha512: 34F3C40CC11B5C4866FE7C2CE2B8496415A4798B461A1EF4372456EAB1AF32E53C6A403EEE8CDF1867BC8BFB03F5C407687FA2FDD08CC78E1D5BD081DA00840F
md5: D0090FC5DC3D2C8B8A9B120D3F865513 | sha1: E49D8582D7E1AF9EB281AA1C1A875C5E9096CC2D | sha256: 41FF89084F0271C5D409F668AD9C4EBC3584109D1DFB1527AA2E3D68E0A481C8 | sha512: 6C94CEF5E68CAD672EA4B92380BF9CC8827625715B21105E8ABB381D76048CD3125AEE51910E78428A4792628FB6F722A203815A9D438C8CC7A1FC025AFA5520
function Get-InstallDir()
  if ($pp['InstallDir']) {
    Write-Debug '/InstallDir found.'
    return $pp['InstallDir']
  return Get-ToolsLocation
function Get-Statement()
  $options      = '-create-batfiles vim gvim evim view gview vimdiff gvimdiff -install-openwith -add-start-menu'
  $createvimrc  = '-create-vimrc -vimrc-remap no -vimrc-behave default -vimrc-compat all'
  $installpopup = '-install-popup'
  $installicons = '-install-icons'
  if ($pp['RestartExplorer'] -eq 'true') {
    Write-Debug '/RestartExplorer found.'
    Get-Process explorer | Stop-Process -Force
  if ($pp['NoDefaultVimrc'] -eq 'true') {
    Write-Debug '/NoDefaultVimrc found.'
    $createvimrc = ''
  if ($pp['NoContextmenu'] -eq 'true') {
    Write-Debug '/NoContextmenu found.'
    $installpopup = ''
  if ($pp['NoDesktopShortcuts'] -eq 'true') {
    Write-Debug '/NoDesktopShortcuts found.'
    $installicons = ''
  return $options, $createvimrc, $installpopup, $installicons -join ' '
# Replace old ver dir with symlink
# Use mklink because New-Item -ItemType SymbolicLink doesn't work in test-env
# Use rmdir because Powershell cannot unlink directory symlink
function Create-SymbolicLink()
  Get-ChildItem -Path "$installDir\vim" -Exclude "vim$shortversion" -Attributes Directory+!ReparsePoint | ForEach-Object { Remove-Item $_ -Recurse ; New-Item -Path $_ -ItemType Directory }
  Get-ChildItem -Path "$installDir\vim" -Exclude "vim$shortversion" -Attributes Directory | ForEach-Object { $_.Name } | ForEach-Object { cmd /c rmdir "$installDir\vim\$_" ; cmd /c mklink /d "$installDir\vim\$_"  "$installDir\vim\vim$shortversion" }

No results available for this package. We are building up results for older packages over time so expect to see results. If this is a new package, it should have results within a day or two.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Vim 8.2.4141 2234 Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Approved
Vim 8.2.4127 1992 Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Approved
Vim 8.2.4118 2112 Monday, January 17, 2022 Approved
Vim 8.2.4103 3 Sunday, January 16, 2022
Waiting for Maintainer
Vim 8.2.4092 2933 Saturday, January 15, 2022 Approved
Vim 8.2.4087 1597 Friday, January 14, 2022 Approved
Vim 8.2.4072 1775 Thursday, January 13, 2022 Approved
Vim 8.2.4065 2432 Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Approved
Vim 8.2.4058 2460 Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Approved

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