DVT VHDL IDE User Guide
Rev. 19.1.35, 18 October 2019

35.17 Can I use vi/vim along with DVT?

DVT contains ViPlugin OEM ( http://www.viplugin.com/viplugin/index.php/viplugin) for vi emulation. To use it download a prepacked version of DVT or install viPlugin for DVT feature from DVT Update Site.

Below you can find a list with other vi emulation plugins for Eclipse:

1. http://vrapper.sourceforge.net/home/

  • free

  • easy install from update site

  • has some basic vi commands that work in editors

  • DVT editors work perfect with it

2. http://eclim.org/

  • free

  • hard to install

  • integrates Eclipse in vi or vi in Eclipse (it has many modes)

  • has not been tested extensively with DVT

3. http://vimplugin.org/

  • free

  • easy to install from update site, but requires needs JDT (Java Development Tools) installed in eclipse and gvim in os

  • it replaces editor window in eclipse with gvim window, therefore no DVT editor feature is preserved