I’ve been using my current dotfiles setup for a while and felt it’s time to freshen up. I focused on updating the look and feel of Vim and tmux this round.
First I switched to molokai color theme for Vim, TextMate (monokai) and IntelliJ IDEA (using this). I guess I grew tired of the old trusted solarized, plus with my new MacBook Pro 13” at highest resolution, it just doesn’t feel sharp enough.
The vim-powerline plugin I was using is being deprecated and replaced by powerline, which supports vim, tmux, zsh, and many others. However it requires Python and I had trouble using it with some really old Vim versions at work. So instead I switched to a pure VimL plugin, vim-airline. Not surprisingly there’s a companion plugin, tmuxline for tmux as well. Both have no extra dependencies which is a big plus for me since I use the same dotfiles on Mac, my Ubuntu Trusty destop at work, and many Debian Squeeze servers.
I also updated a couple of other Vim plugins along the process, replacing vim-snipmate with ultisnips, vim-bad-whitespace with vim-better-whitespace (no pun intended), and adding vim-gutter. The biggest discovery is vim-easymotion though, perfect …more ...