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192017 May 4
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21GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
22the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
23it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
24of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
25without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
26the screen twice when switching between buffers while
27line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
28bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
29translation updates for fifteen languages.
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35GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
36on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
37double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
38shows double-width characters as ">" and "<" when split
39across two rows, moves the cursor more predictably (at
40the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
41of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
42only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
43go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
44support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
45linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
46an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
47in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
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53GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
54softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
55visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
56logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
57the start and end of a row, and only when already
58there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
59Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
60of always per logical line. On an entirely different
61front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
62on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
63changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
64new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
65was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
66David Ramsey.
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702017 February 23
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72GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
73the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
74when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
75involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
76does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
77no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
78softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
79startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
80standard input. Come tickle my ears.
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842017 January 10
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86GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
87manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
88sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
89more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
90softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
91system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
92the beginning-of-word anchor (\<) in regex searches.
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962016 December 28
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98GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
99your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
100newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
101between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
102makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
103Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
104in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
105typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
106Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
107unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
108Tastes great with thick butter.
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1122016 December 12
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114GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
115the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
116a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
117the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
118related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
119use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
120VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
121during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
122an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
123region after an external spell check, and improves a few
124other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
125run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
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1292016 October 29
130
131GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
132ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
133be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
134or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
135M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
136option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
137some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
138in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
139as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
140read into it. Come and check it out!
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1442016 September 1
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146GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
147selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
148Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
149terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
150the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
151but it's time to get it out there.
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153With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
154we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
155back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
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1592016 August 10
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161nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
162a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
163first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
164holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
165(when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
166in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
167a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
168bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Santé!
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1722016 July 28
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174nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
175keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
176of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
177characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
178word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
179input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
180must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
181window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
182having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
183anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
184improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
185Come get your hair tousled!
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1892016 June 27
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191nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
192adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
193with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
194includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
195bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
196even worth mentioning).
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202nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
203some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
204the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
205checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
206default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
207shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
208is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
209there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
210when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
211on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
212and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
213things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
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215And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
216Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
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