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192017 June 25
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21GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
22a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
23negative line and column numbers on the command line,
24avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
25in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
26mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
27have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
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312017 May 21
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33GNU nano 2.8.4 "Our Version of Events" includes the nanorc
34man page again.
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382017 May 18
39
40GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
41during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
42and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
43searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
8f3b8915 44asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
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482017 May 4
49
50GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
51the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
52it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
53of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
54without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
55the screen twice when switching between buffers while
56line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
57bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
58translation updates for fifteen languages.
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622017 April 12
63
64GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
65on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
66double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
67shows double-width characters as ">" and "<" when split
68across two rows, moves the cursor more predictably (at
69the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
70of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
71only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
72go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
73support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
74linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
75an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
76in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
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802017 March 31
81
82GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
83softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
84visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
85logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
86the start and end of a row, and only when already
87there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
88Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
89of always per logical line. On an entirely different
90front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
91on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
92changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
93new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
94was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
95David Ramsey.
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992017 February 23
100
101GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
102the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
103when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
104involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
105does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
106no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
107softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
108startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
109standard input. Come tickle my ears.
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115GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
116manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
117sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
118more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
119softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
120system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
121the beginning-of-word anchor (\<) in regex searches.
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1252016 December 28
126
127GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
128your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
129newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
130between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
131makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
132Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
133in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
134typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
135Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
136unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
137Tastes great with thick butter.
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143GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
144the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
145a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
146the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
147related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
148use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
149VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
150during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
151an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
152region after an external spell check, and improves a few
153other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
154run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
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1582016 October 29
159
160GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
161ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
162be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
163or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
164M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
165option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
166some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
167in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
168as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
169read into it. Come and check it out!
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175GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
176selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
177Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
178terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
179the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
180but it's time to get it out there.
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182With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
183we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
184back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
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1882016 August 10
189
190nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
191a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
192first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
193holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
194(when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
195in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
196a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
197bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Santé!
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2012016 July 28
202
203nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
204keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
205of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
206characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
207word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
208input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
209must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
210window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
211having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
212anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
213improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
214Come get your hair tousled!
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2182016 June 27
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220nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
221adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
222with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
223includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
224bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
225even worth mentioning).
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2292016 June 17
230
231nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
232some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
233the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
234checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
235default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
236shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
237is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
238there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
239when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
240on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
241and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
242things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
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244And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
245Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
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