OS X GUI for Neovim
This source code is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 3:
Text editing, mouse support, tabs, clipboard, Mac menus, font selection, font size adjustments, confirm-on-close, multiple windows.
Still to do
See the list of issues.
Pull requests are welcome, and greatly appreciated!
- Neovim.app compiles on OS X 10.9, 10.10 and 10.11.
- You’ll need to install Xcode and its command-line tools.
- Homebrew isn’t required but it’s an easy way to install the rest of the dependencies.
Install via Homebrew
$ brew tap neovim/neovim $ brew tap rogual/neovim-dot-app $ brew install neovim-dot-app $ brew linkapps neovim-dot-app
$ brew install scons
$ brew install msgpack
A Neovim binary
$ brew tap neovim/homebrew-neovim $ brew install --HEAD neovim
This will look for a Neovim executable on your PATH. To specify an executable to use, just set the NVIM environment variable, e.g.:
$ NVIM=/path/to/nvim make
When the .app bundle is created, Vim’s runtime files will be copied into it.
By default, the build script asks Vim where its runtime files are, and Vim
will probably say they’re somewhere under
If you’re compiling your own Neovim, and you don’t want to install the runtime
files system-wide, the build script can copy the runtime files directly from
your neovim checkout. Just set
VIM when compiling, e.g.:
$ VIM=/path/to/your/neovim/checkout make
If you’re setting one of these options, you’ll most likely want to set both.
error: no member named 'ext' in 'msgpack::object::union_type'
This means your msgpack is out of date. Try:
brew uninstall msgpack brew update brew install msgpack
'msgpack.hpp' file not found
ld: library not found for -lmsgpack
Homebrew installs things into /usr/local, but the compiler doesn’t look there unless you’ve run:
so try doing that!
Running the Tests
I’m having Python problems
Neovim uses the first Python it finds on your PATH. If you’ve launched Neovim from anywhere other than a terminal, it will only see your system PATH, which probably doesn’t have that fancy new version of Python you’ve installed on it.
To point Neovim at the Python installation you want to use, put this in your .nvimrc: