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192018 January 29
20
21GNU nano 2.9.3 "C&oacute;rdoba" fixes a segfault with trimblanks
22that could occur when a typed space caused the word after
23it to be pushed to the next line. It further makes macros
24work also when your keyboard still emits escape sequences,
25adds the options -M and --trimblanks for the command line,
26recognizes key combos with Shift on a few more terminals,
27no longer shows dots in certain prompt texts when visible
28witespace is turned on, fixes two corner cases when doing
29replacements in a marked region, allows to open a named
30pipe again when using --noread, and accurately detects
31a needed color change when a line contains a start match
32but not a corresponding end match any more. Plus some
33other small fry.
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372018 January 2
38
39GNU nano 2.9.2 "Pussy Riot" correctly displays the Modified
40state when undoing/redoing (also when the file was saved
41somewhere midway), improves the undoing of an automatic
42linefeed at EOF, fixes a build issue on the BSDs, shows
43the cursor again when compiled with --withslang, renames
44the option 'justifytrim' to 'trimblanks' because it will
45now snip trailing whitespace also while you are typing
46(and hard-wrapping is enabled), continues pushing words
47to the next line much longer (when hard-wrapping), makes
690585d0 48&lt;Tab&gt; and &lt;Shift+Tab&gt; indent and unindent a marked region,
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49allows unindenting when not all lines are indented, lets a
50region marked with Shift persist when indenting/unindenting
51or commenting/uncommenting it, and in those cases excludes
52the last line of the region when it is not visibly marked
53(which makes for a more intuitive behavior).
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572017 November 27
58
59GNU nano 2.9.1 "Damyatta" fixes a bug where, when the mark
60is on, ^S would overwrite the file with just the marked
61region. This release further clears the "Modified" flag
62when all edits are undone, adds or updates some magic
63strings, and does not forget when the cursor was last
64at line 1, column 1.
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682017 November 18
69
70GNU nano 2.9.0 "Eta" introduces the ability to record and
71replay keystrokes (M-: to start and stop recording, M-;
72to play the macro back), makes ^Q and ^S do something
73useful by default (^Q starts a backward search, and ^S
74saves the current file), changes ^W to start always a
75forward search, shows the number of open buffers (when
76more than one) in the title bar, no longer asks to press
77Enter when there are errors in an rc file, retires the
78options '--quiet' and 'set quiet' and 'set backwards',
79makes indenting and unindenting undoable, will look in
80$XDG_CONFIG_HOME for a nanorc file and in $XDG_DATA_HOME
81for the history files, adds a history stack for executed
82commands (^R^X), does not overwrite the position-history
83file of another nano, and fixes a score of tiny bugs.
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872017 August 27
88
89GNU nano 2.8.7 "Fragrance" fixes a lockup when tabs are
90wider than the screen, makes indenting + unindenting
91more predictable by retaining relative indentations,
92allows pasting (^U) at a prompt, allows triple quotes
93in Python to not be followed by a character, does not
94scroll three pages on a roll of the mouse wheel, binds
95Alt+Up and Alt+Down to findprevious and findnext, and
96fixes some hard-to-describe issues with softwrapping
97and boundary-crossing tabs. Enjoy.
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1012017 July 21
102
2031a280 103GNU nano 2.8.6 "Kekul&eacute;" offers a new feature: the ability
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104to do softwrapping between words -- at whitespace --
105instead of always at the edge of the screen. This can
106be activated with -a or --atblanks or 'set atblanks'
107together with the softwrap option. This release further
108fixes a handful of rare display glitches, fixes a build
109failure on AIX, harmonizes the quoting rules in the rc
110files, and renames the option 'cut' to 'cutfromcursor'
111(please update your nanorc files before 2020).
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1152017 June 25
116
117GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
118a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
119negative line and column numbers on the command line,
120avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
121in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
122mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
123have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
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1272017 May 21
128
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129GNU nano 2.8.4 "Our Version of Events" includes the nanorc
130man page again.
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1342017 May 18
135
136GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
137during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
138and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
139searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
8f3b8915 140asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
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1442017 May 4
145
146GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
147the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
148it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
149of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
150without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
151the screen twice when switching between buffers while
152line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
153bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
154translation updates for fifteen languages.
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1582017 April 12
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160GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
161on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
162double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
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164across two rows, moves the cursor more predictably (at
165the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
166of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
167only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
168go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
169support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
170linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
171an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
172in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
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1762017 March 31
177
178GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
179softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
180visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
181logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
182the start and end of a row, and only when already
183there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
184Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
185of always per logical line. On an entirely different
186front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
187on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
188changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
189new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
190was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
191David Ramsey.
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1952017 February 23
196
197GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
198the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
199when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
200involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
201does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
202no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
203softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
204startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
205standard input. Come tickle my ears.
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2092017 January 10
210
211GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
212manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
213sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
214more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
215softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
216system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
690585d0 217the beginning-of-word anchor (\&lt;) in regex searches.
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2212016 December 28
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223GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
224your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
225newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
226between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
227makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
228Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
229in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
230typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
231Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
232unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
233Tastes great with thick butter.
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2372016 December 12
238
239GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
240the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
241a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
242the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
243related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
244use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
245VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
246during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
247an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
248region after an external spell check, and improves a few
249other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
250run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
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2542016 October 29
255
256GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
257ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
258be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
259or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
260M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
261option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
262some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
263in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
264as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
265read into it. Come and check it out!
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2692016 September 1
270
271GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
272selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
273Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
274terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
275the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
276but it's time to get it out there.
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278With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
279we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
280back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
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2842016 August 10
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286nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
287a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
288first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
289holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
290(when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
291in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
292a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
293bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Santé!
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2972016 July 28
298
299nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
300keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
301of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
302characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
303word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
304input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
305must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
306window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
307having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
308anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
309improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
310Come get your hair tousled!
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3142016 June 27
315
316nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
317adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
318with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
319includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
320bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
321even worth mentioning).
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3252016 June 17
326
327nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
328some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
329the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
330checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
331default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
332shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
333is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
334there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
335when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
336on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
337and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
338things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
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340And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
341Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
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