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192017 March 31
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21GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
22softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
23visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
24logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
25the start and end of a row, and only when already
26there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
27Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
28of always per logical line. On an entirely different
29front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
30on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
31changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
32new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
33was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
34David Ramsey.
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382017 February 23
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40GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
41the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
42when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
43involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
44does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
45no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
46softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
47startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
48standard input. Come tickle my ears.
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522017 January 10
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54GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
55manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
56sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
57more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
58softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
59system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
60the beginning-of-word anchor (\<) in regex searches.
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642016 December 28
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66GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
67your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
68newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
69between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
70makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
71Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
72in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
73typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
74Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
75unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
76Tastes great with thick butter.
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802016 December 12
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82GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
83the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
84a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
85the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
86related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
87use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
88VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
89during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
90an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
91region after an external spell check, and improves a few
92other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
93run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
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972016 October 29
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99GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
100ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
101be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
102or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
103M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
104option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
105some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
106in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
107as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
108read into it. Come and check it out!
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1122016 September 1
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114GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
115selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
116Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
117terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
118the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
119but it's time to get it out there.
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121With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
122we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
123back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
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1272016 August 10
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129nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
130a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
131first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
132holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
133(when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
134in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
135a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
136bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Santé!
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1402016 July 28
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142nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
143keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
144of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
145characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
146word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
147input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
148must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
149window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
150having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
151anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
152improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
153Come get your hair tousled!
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1572016 June 27
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159nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
160adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
161with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
162includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
163bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
164even worth mentioning).
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170nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
171some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
172the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
173checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
174default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
175shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
176is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
177there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
178when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
179on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
180and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
181things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
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183And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
184Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
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