Since vym is under the GPL, the sources should be part of your distribution e.g. in SUSE LINUX they can be installed easily with YaST from the CD/DVD.
You also can get them via the vym homepage:
or you find the latest version at the project site.:
See the questions about Documentation->git-> How to do an anonymous checkout
Once you are able to compile vym yourself, you can translate the text in vym itself by performing the following steps:
If you feel brave, you can also translate the manual. It is written in LaTeX, you just have to change the file tex/vym.tex. (Linguist and QT are not needed, but it is useful to know how to work with LaTeX and esp. pdflatex to create the PDF.)
Please mail me every translation you have done. I can also give you a developer access to the project, if you want to provide translations regulary.
Thanks for helping to make vym more popular!
The best way to get a new feature into vym is to code it yourself ;-)
If you can't code it or don't want to, you can ask on the mailing list (see project site at https://sourceforge.net/projects/vym/) or contact me directly.
Unfortunatly I am quite busy with my "real life" work and my family, so I don't have as much time to improve vym as I would like to have. The most important features are already there, I think, I will concentrate on adding an infrastructure for scripting and connectivity to other software, I guess.
vym runs perfectly under KDE, but doesn't make use of KDE libraries so far. There are some things which could be improved by using KDE:
But: at the moment I do not intend to port vym to KDE. It would make cross platform builds more difficult, as people would also need KDE development environment.
A compromise could be to use a small wrapper library which provides access to the most important KDE features (see above), if KDE is present on the system. Unfortunatly I don't have time at the moment to implement this, so if you want to help, please contact me.
So far there is no windows version of vym. Since vym is quite portable, it shouldn't be too difficult. Basically there are two ways to port vym to windows:
If you are interesting in porting vym to windows, feel free to contact me.
Update: Thomas Kriener started to port vym to window, have a look at
(Please not that I can't give support for vym on windows.)
A user reported that vym4win tried to pack all files in "My documents" into its .vym file. Currently I do not recommend to use vym4win, until this is fixed. This can't be done by myself, I don't have windows machines.
|2011-06-28: Unfortunatly the last and quite ancient available version for Mac is 1.10.0|
Though this is not possible (yet), there is a nice workaround meanwhile:
Mainbranches (these are the ones closest to the mapcenter) can be positioned freely, so just use one of those. You can then "hide" their link to the mapcenter in the context menu.
The "Back to Main Page" branch in this map is an example.
Another workaround is to use more mapcenters in one map. Use the "C" key or the context menu to create a new mapcenter.
Linking two branches is possible since version 1.7.0. See the section about "xLinks" in the documentation.
Of course you need to have git installed on your system. For just having a peek, you could also use the webaccess, see next branch.
Once you have git, you can do an anonymous checkout:
git clone git://git.code.sf.net/p/vym/code vym-code
If you already have a sourceforge account of course you can also:
git clone ssh://email@example.com/p/vym/code vym-code
To compile and install vym from the sources:|
download the sources
need to have QT4.7 (or newer) from Nokia