Vim plugin requirements¶
The vim plugin requires a vim version with Python support compiled in. Presense of Python support in Vim can be checked by running vim --version | grep +python.
If Python support is absent then Vim needs to be compiled with it. To do this use --enable-pythoninterp ./configure flag (Python 3 uses --enable-python3interp flag instead). Note that this also requires the related Python headers to be installed. Please consult distribution’s documentation for details on how to compile and install packages.
Vim version 7.4 or newer is recommended for performance reasons, but Powerline is known to work on vim-7.0.112 (some segments may not work though as it was not actually tested).
Terminal emulator requirements¶
Powerline uses several special glyphs to get the arrow effect and some custom symbols for developers. This requires either a symbol font or a patched font installed. Used terminal emulator must also support either patched fonts or fontconfig for Powerline to work properly.
24-bit color support can also be enabled if terminal emulator supports it.
|Name||OS||Patched font support||Fontconfig support||24-bit color support|
|||Must be compiled with --enable-unicode3 for the patched font to work.|
|||Since version 0.5.|
|||Including XFCE terminal and GNOME terminal.|
|||Since version 0.36.|
|||Uses nearest color from 8-bit palette.|