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192017 May 21
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21GNU nano 2.8.4 includes the nanorc man page again.
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252017 May 18
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27GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
28during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
29and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
30searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
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352017 May 4
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37GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
38the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
39it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
40of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
41without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
42the screen twice when switching between buffers while
43line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
44bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
45translation updates for fifteen languages.
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492017 April 12
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51GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
52on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
53double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
54shows double-width characters as ">" and "<" when split
55across two rows, moves the cursor more predictably (at
56the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
57of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
58only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
59go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
60support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
61linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
62an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
63in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
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672017 March 31
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69GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
70softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
71visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
72logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
73the start and end of a row, and only when already
74there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
75Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
76of always per logical line. On an entirely different
77front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
78on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
79changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
80new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
81was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
82David Ramsey.
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862017 February 23
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88GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
89the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
90when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
91involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
92does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
93no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
94softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
95startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
96standard input. Come tickle my ears.
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1002017 January 10
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102GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
103manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
104sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
105more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
106softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
107system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
108the beginning-of-word anchor (\<) in regex searches.
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1122016 December 28
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114GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
115your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
116newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
117between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
118makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
119Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
120in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
121typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
122Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
123unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
124Tastes great with thick butter.
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1282016 December 12
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130GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
131the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
132a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
133the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
134related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
135use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
136VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
137during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
138an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
139region after an external spell check, and improves a few
140other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
141run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
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1452016 October 29
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147GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
148ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
149be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
150or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
151M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
152option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
153some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
154in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
155as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
156read into it. Come and check it out!
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1602016 September 1
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162GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
163selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
164Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
165terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
166the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
167but it's time to get it out there.
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169With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
170we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
171back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
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1752016 August 10
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177nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
178a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
179first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
180holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
181(when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
182in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
183a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
184bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Santé!
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1882016 July 28
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190nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
191keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
192of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
193characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
194word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
195input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
196must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
197window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
198having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
199anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
200improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
201Come get your hair tousled!
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2052016 June 27
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207nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
208adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
209with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
210includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
211bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
212even worth mentioning).
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218nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
219some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
220the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
221checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
222default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
223shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
224is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
225there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
226when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
227on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
228and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
229things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
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231And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
232Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
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