Neovim vs VimR: What are the differences?
What is Neovim? Vim's rebirth for the 21st century. Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to: simplify maintenance and encourage contributions, split the work between multiple developers, enable the implementation of new/modern user interfaces without any modifications to the core source, and improve extensibility with a new plugin architecture.
What is VimR? Refined Vim Experience for OS X. Project VimR is an attempt to refine the Vim experience. The goal is to build an editor that uses Vim inside with many of the convenience GUI features similar to those present in modern editors for Mac.
Neovim and VimR can be categorized as "Text Editor" tools.
Some of the features offered by Neovim are:
- More powerful plugins
- Better GUI architecture
- First-class support for embedding
On the other hand, VimR provides the following key features:
- Full Vim
- File Browser
- Fuzzy File Find
Neovim and VimR are both open source tools. Neovim with 31.8K GitHub stars and 2.31K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than VimR with 4.13K GitHub stars and 120 GitHub forks.