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192017 January 10
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21GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
22manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
23sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
24more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
25softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
26system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
27the beginning-of-word anchor (\<) in regex searches.
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33GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
34your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
35newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
36between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
37makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
38Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
39in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
40typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
41Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
42unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
43Tastes great with thick butter.
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472016 December 12
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49GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
50the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
51a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
52the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
53related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
54use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
55VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
56during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
57an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
58region after an external spell check, and improves a few
59other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
60run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
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642016 October 29
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66GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
67ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
68be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
69or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
70M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
71option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
72some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
73in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
74as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
75read into it. Come and check it out!
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792016 September 1
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81GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
82selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
83Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
84terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
85the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
86but it's time to get it out there.
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88With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
89we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
90back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
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942016 August 10
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96nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
97a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
98first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
99holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
100(when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
101in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
102a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
103bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Santé!
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1072016 July 28
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109nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
110keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
111of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
112characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
113word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
114input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
115must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
116window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
117having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
118anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
119improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
120Come get your hair tousled!
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126nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
127adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
128with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
129includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
130bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
131even worth mentioning).
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137nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
138some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
139the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
140checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
141default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
142shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
143is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
144there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
145when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
146on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
147and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
148things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
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150And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
151Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
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