Matěj Cepl is curating a set of Vim 8 rpms for EL7 over at
https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/mcepl/vim8/ – consider them testing grade, and I am sure he would appreciate feedback and issue reports.
Now go get the shinny new Vim8.
- Grab the .repo file from https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/mcepl/vim8/repo/epel-7/mcepl-vim8-epel-7.repo
- drop it into your /etc/yum.repos.d/
- import his key from https://copr-be.cloud.fedoraproject.org/results/mcepl/vim8/pubkey.gpg ( sha256sum: fd815cc08aed40165cc67a79f00af61f2f5fdd6be1a3891f40321ae4705f3b18 )
- and you should be able to ‘yum install vim-enhanced’ to Vim 8.
$ rpm -q vim-enhanced
Enjoy! And dont forget to drop by and say thanks to Matěj over at https://matej.ceplovi.cz/blog/