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192017 February 23
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21GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
22the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
23when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
24involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
25does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
26no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
27softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
28startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
29standard input. Come tickle my ears.
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35GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
36manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
37sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
38more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
39softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
40system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
41the beginning-of-word anchor (\<) in regex searches.
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452016 December 28
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47GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
48your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
49newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
50between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
51makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
52Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
53in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
54typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
55Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
56unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
57Tastes great with thick butter.
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63GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
64the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
65a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
66the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
67related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
68use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
69VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
70during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
71an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
72region after an external spell check, and improves a few
73other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
74run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
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782016 October 29
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80GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
81ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
82be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
83or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
84M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
85option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
86some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
87in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
88as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
89read into it. Come and check it out!
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95GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
96selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
97Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
98terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
99the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
100but it's time to get it out there.
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102With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
103we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
104back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
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1082016 August 10
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110nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
111a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
112first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
113holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
114(when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
115in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
116a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
117bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Santé!
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123nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
124keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
125of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
126characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
127word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
128input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
129must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
130window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
131having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
132anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
133improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
134Come get your hair tousled!
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1382016 June 27
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140nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
141adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
142with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
143includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
144bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
145even worth mentioning).
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151nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
152some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
153the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
154checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
155default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
156shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
157is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
158there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
159when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
160on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
161and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
162things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
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164And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
165Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
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