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18 <br><br>
20 2020 April 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.2</b> "Mali Lo&scaron;inj"
21 <br>
22 <table><tr><td>
23 Another bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a likely crash<br>
24 after undoing an <Enter> at the end of leading whitespace.
25 </td></tr></table>
26 <br><br>
28 2020 March 31 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.1</b> "Sapperdeflap"
29 <br>
30 <table><tr><td>
31 Two bugs introduced in version 4.9 are fixed: the cursor<br>
32 getting misplaced when undoing line cuts, and filtering<br>
33 of the whole buffer to a new buffer not working.
34 </td></tr></table>
35 <br><br>
37 2020 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.9</b> "die fetten Jahre sind vorbei"
38 <br>
39 <table><tr><td><ul>
40 <li>When justifying a selection, the new paragraph and the<br>
41 succeeding one get the appropriate first-line indent.</li>
42 <li>Trying to justify an empty selection does not crash.</li>
43 <li>Redoing the insertion of an empty file does not crash.</li>
44 <li>On the BSDs and macOS, <tt>^H</tt> has become rebindable again<br>
45 (in most terminal emulators, not on the console).</li>
46 <li>DOS line endings in nanorc files are accepted.</li>
47 <li>Option <tt>--suspend</tt> / 'set suspend' has been renamed to<br>
48 the more logical <tt>--suspendable</tt> / 'set suspendable'.</li>
49 </ul></td></tr></table>
50 <br><br>
52 2020 February 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.8</b> "Ja&scaron;ka"
53 <br>
54 <table><tr><td><ul>
55 <li>When something is pasted into nano, auto-indentation is suppressed,<br>
56 and the paste can be undone as a whole with a single <tt>M-U</tt>.</li>
57 <li>When a lock file is encountered during startup, pressing <tt>^C</tt>/Cancel<br>
58 quits nano. (Pressing 'No' just skips the file and continues.)</li>
59 <li>Shift+Meta+letter key combos can be bound with 'bind Sh-M-letter'.<br>
60 Making any such binding dismisses the default behavior of ignoring<br>
61 Shift for all Meta+letter keystrokes.</li>
62 <li>The configuration option <tt>--with-slang</tt> (to be avoided when possible)<br>
63 can now be used only together with <tt>--enable-tiny</tt>.</li>
64 <li>A custom nanorc file can be specified on the command line, with<br>
65 <tt>-f filename</tt> or <tt>--rcfile=filename</tt>.</li>
66 </ul></td></tr></table>
67 <br><br>
69 2019 December 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.7</b> "Havikskruid"
70 <br>
71 <table><tr><td><ul>
72 <li>A &lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region only when mark and cursor are<br>
73 on different lines.</li>
74 <li>Two indentations (any mix of tabs and spaces) are considered the<br>
75 same when they look the same (that is: indent to the same level).</li>
76 <li>When using <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> or <tt>^J</tt>, a line will never be broken in<br>
77 its leading whitespace or quoting.</li>
78 <li>The keywords in nanorc files must be in lowercase.</li>
79 </ul></td></tr></table>
80 <br><br>
82 2019 November 29 - <b>GNU nano 4.6</b> "And don't you eat that yellow snow"
83 <br>
84 <table><tr><td><ul>
85 <li>The 'formatter' command has returned, bound by default to <tt>M-F</tt>.<br>
86 It allows running a syntax-specific command on the contents of<br>
87 the buffer.</li>
88 <li><tt>^T</tt> will try to run 'hunspell' before 'spell', because it checks<br>
89 spellling for the locale's language and understands UTF-8.</li>
90 <li>Multiple errors or warnings on startup will no longer slow nano<br>
91 down but will be indicated on the status bar with trailing dots.</li>
92 </ul></td></tr></table>
93 <br><br>
95 2019 October 4 - <b>GNU nano 4.5</b> "Ko&scaron;ice"
96 <br>
97 <table><tr><td><ul>
98 <li>The new 'tabgives' command allows you to specify per syntax what<br>
99 the &lt;Tab&gt; key should produce: some spaces, a hard TAB, ...</li>
100 <li>The output of <tt>--help</tt> is properly aligned again for all languages.</li>
101 <li>&lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region also when <tt>M-}</tt> has been rebound.</li>
102 </ul></td></tr></table>
103 <br><br>
105 2019 August 25 - <b>GNU nano 4.4</b> "Hagelslag"
106 <br>
107 <table><tr><td><ul>
108 <li>At startup, the cursor can be put on the first or last occurrence<br>
109 of a string by preceding the filename with <tt>+/string</tt> or <tt>+?string</tt>.</li>
110 <li>When automatic hard-wrapping occurs (<tt>--breaklonglines</tt>), any leading<br>
111 quoting characters will be automatically copied to the new line.</li>
112 <li><tt>M-6</tt> works again also when the cursor is at end of buffer.</li>
113 </ul></td></tr></table>
114 <br><br>
116 2019 June 18 - <b>GNU nano 4.3</b> "Musa Kart"
117 <br>
118 <table><tr><td><ul>
119 <li>The ability to read from and write to a FIFO has been regained.</li>
120 <li>Startup time is reduced by fully parsing a syntax only when needed.</li>
121 <li>Asking for help (<tt>^G</tt>) when using <tt>--operatingdir</tt> does not crash.</li>
122 <li>The reading of a huge or slow file can be stopped with <tt>^C</tt>.</li>
123 <li>Cut, zap, and copy operations are undone separately when intermixed.</li>
124 <li><tt>M-D</tt> reports the correct number of lines (zero for an empty buffer).</li>
125 </ul></td></tr></table>
126 <br><br>
128 2019 April 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.2</b> "Tax the rich, pay the teachers"
129 <br>
130 <table><tr><td><ul>
131 <li>The integrated spell checker does not crash when 'spell' is missing.</li>
132 <li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> works also when <tt>--ignorercfiles</tt> is used.</li>
133 <li>Automatic hard-wrapping is more persistent in pushing words to the<br>
134 same overflow line.</li>
135 </ul></td></tr></table>
136 <br><br>
138 2019 April 15 - <b>GNU nano 4.1</b> "Qu&eacute; corchos ser&aacute; eso?"
139 <br>
140 <table><tr><td><ul>
141 <li>By default, a newline character is again automatically added at the<br>
142 end of a buffer, to produce valid POSIX text files by default, but<br>
143 also to get back the easy adding of text at the bottom.</li>
144 <li>The now unneeded option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) has been removed.</li>
145 <li>Syntax files are read in alphabetical order when globbing, so that<br>
146 the precedence of syntaxes becomes predictable.</li>
147 <li>In the C syntax, preprocessor directives are highlighted differently.</li>
148 <li><tt>M-S</tt> now toggles soft wrapping, and <tt>M-N</tt> toggles line numbers.</li>
149 <li>The jumpy-scrolling toggle has been removed.</li>
150 <li>The legacy keystrokes <tt>^W^Y</tt> and <tt>^W^V</tt> are recognized again.</li>
151 <li>Executing an external command is disallowed when in view mode.</li>
152 <li>Problems with resizing during external or speller commands were fixed.</li>
153 </ul></td></tr></table>
154 <br><br>
156 2019 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.0</b> "Thy Rope of Sands"
157 <br>
158 <table><tr><td><ul>
159 <li>An overlong line is no longer automatically hard-wrapped.</li>
160 <li>Smooth scrolling (one line at a time) has become the default.</li>
161 <li>A newline character is no longer automatically added at end of buffer.</li>
162 <li>The line below the title bar is by default part of the editing space.</li>
163 <li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> (<tt>-b</tt>) turns automatic hard-wrapping back on.</li>
164 <li>Option <tt>--jumpyscrolling</tt> (<tt>-j</tt>) gives the chunky, half-screen scrolling.</li>
165 <li>Option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) brings back the automatic newline at EOF.</li>
166 <li>Option <tt>--emptyline</tt> (<tt>-e</tt>) leaves the line below the title bar unused.</li>
167 <li>&lt;Alt+Up&gt; and &lt;Alt+Down&gt; now do a linewise scroll instead of a findnext.</li>
168 <li>Any number of justifications can be undone (like all other operations).</li>
169 <li>When marked text is justified, it becomes a single, separate paragraph.</li>
170 <li>Option <tt>--guidestripe=&lt;number&gt;</tt> draws a vertical bar at the given column.</li>
171 <li>Option <tt>--fill=&lt;number&gt;</tt> no longer turns on automatic hard-wrapping.</li>
172 <li>When a line continues offscreen, it now ends with a highlighted "&gt;".</li>
173 <li>The halves of a split two-column character are shown as "[" and "]".</li>
174 <li>A line now scrolls horizontally one column earlier.</li>
175 <li>The bindable functions 'cutwordleft' and 'cutwordright' were renamed<br>
176 to 'chopwordleft' and 'chopwordright' as they don't use the cutbuffer.</li>
177 <li>The paragraph-jumping functions were moved from Search to Go-to-Line.</li>
178 <li>Option <tt>--rebinddelete</tt> is able to compensate for more misbindings.</li>
179 <li>Options <tt>--morespace</tt> and <tt>--smooth</tt> are obsolete and thus ignored.</li>
180 <li>The <tt>--disable-wrapping-as-root</tt> configure option was removed.</li>
181 </ul></td></tr></table>
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184 <pre>
186 2018 November 11
188 GNU nano 3.2 "Het kromme hout" changes the default binding
189 for the linter to M-B so that the spell checker (^T) can
190 always be used, and changes (when linting) the text in the
191 title bar and the color of the status bar to make linting
192 mode more obvious. It also adds a bindable 'zap' function
193 for deleting a line or marked region without changing the
194 cutbuffer, adds --zap to bind the &lt;Del&gt; and &lt;Backspace&gt;
195 keys to the zap function when something is marked, and
196 hard-binds &lt;Alt+Del&gt; to 'zap'. Furthermore, it shows the
197 cursor also in the help viewer (when --showcursor is used),
198 renames the bindable functions 'prevhistory' to 'older' and
199 'nexthistory' to 'newer' (update your nanorcs when needed),
200 reads the nanorc files also in restricted mode to allow
201 customization by the user (if this should not be allowed,
202 use --ignorercfiles in addition to --restricted), allows
203 in view mode to open also other files (if this should not
204 be allowed, use --restricted in addition to --view), makes
205 resizes respect a relative --fill again, no longer binds
206 F13...F15 by default, properly re-highlights a misspelled
207 word after invoking help in the internal spell checker,
208 and does not skip Unicode characters in string binds.
212 2018 September 18
214 GNU nano 3.1 "Je faisais des bonds comme &ccedil;a!" fixes a
215 misbinding of ^H on some terminals and some systems,
216 does not leave stray stuff after the prompt upon exit
217 when having suspended nano while using --constantshow,
218 and does not allow to toggle to Replace in view mode.
222 2018 September 9
224 GNU nano 3.0 "Water Flowing Underground" speeds up the
225 reading of a file by seventy percent, roughly doubles the
226 speed of handling ASCII text, changes the way words at line
227 boundaries are deleted, makes &lt;Ctrl+Delete&gt; wipe the next
228 word and &lt;Ctrl+Shift+Delete&gt; the preceding word, binds M-Q
229 to 'findprevious' by default (the Tabs-to-Spaces toggle is
230 placed on M-O, and the More-Space toggle is fully removed),
231 makes an external spell check undoable, shows the correct
232 number of lines on the status bar when opening multiple
233 files, removes the 'formatter' command, removes the
234 'searchagain' bindable function (M-W is now bound to
235 'findnext' by default), moves the No-Convert toggle to the
236 Insert menu, removes the Backup and New-Buffer toggles from
237 the main menu (they remain in the Write-Out and Insert
238 menus, respectively), is more precise in what it accepts as
239 a rebindable key name, ignores any presses of &lt;Esc&gt; before
240 a valid command keystroke, recognizes some more escape
241 sequences for modified editing-pad keys, does not hide
242 rcfile error messages on a Linux console, renames the
243 bindable functions 'copytext' to 'copy' and 'uncut' to
244 'paste', and avoids a possible hang during a Full-Justify.
248 2018 June 2
250 GNU nano 2.9.8 "Espresso" brings the ability to filter the
251 buffer (or the marked region) through an external command
252 (^R^X and prefix the command with the pipe symbol, "|"), is
253 better at detecting and maintaining paragraphs, is able to
254 justify //-style comments, fixes a crash when the binding
255 of a key to a string lacks a closing quote, gives feedback
256 about the number of lines written also when prepending or
257 appending, and fixes a couple of bugs with the linter.
261 2018 May 15
263 GNU nano 2.9.7 "Hvide Sande" adds the option '--afterends'
264 for making Ctrl+Right (the nextword function) stop at word
265 ends instead of beginnings, accepts multibyte letters for
266 the Yes/No/All answers, does emergency saves of changed
267 buffers in the unlikely event that nano crashes, adds the
268 until-now missing bindable function 'linenumbers', and
269 renames the toggles 'constupdate' to 'constantshow' and
270 'cuttoend' to 'cutfromcursor', for consistency with the
271 corresponding options -- adjust your nanorc files soon.
275 2018 April 27
277 GNU nano 2.9.6 "Gomance" fixes a crash in word completion,
278 makes --enable-altrcname work again, improves the fluidity
279 of scrolling when using the touchpad, tweaks the syntaxes
280 for shell scripts and PO files, makes a replacing session
281 go always forward by default, no longer inserts a newline
282 after an external spell check of a selected region, always
283 accepts the English Y and N (and A) at a yes-no prompt in
284 any locale, and solves a few hypothetical bugs.
288 2018 March 29
290 GNU nano 2.9.5 "Ki&scaron;a pada" changes the way the Scroll-Up
291 and Scroll-Down commands work (M-- and M-+): instead of
292 keeping the cursor in the same screen position they now
293 keep the cursor in the same text position (if possible).
294 This version further adds a new color name, "normal",
295 which gives the default foreground or background color,
296 which is useful when you want to undo some overzealous
297 painting by earlier syntax regexes. Bug fixes include:
298 a segfault when trying to insert a file in restricted
299 mode, the reading in of a new file being "undoable", a
300 slight miswrapping of help texts when --linenumbers was
301 used, and the shell syntax coloring the word "tar" in
302 file names.
306 2018 March 8
308 GNU nano 2.9.4 "Isabel" allows binding a key to a string
309 (any piece of text and/or commands), permits customizing
310 the color of error messages with 'set errorcolor', colors
311 those error messages by default in bright white on red,
312 makes &lt;Enter&gt; at the bottom of the screen scroll just one
313 row when --smooth is used, does not fail when redoing a
314 file insertion, and cancels a Shift-selection when any
315 cursor key is pressed without Shift even when the cursor
316 cannot move. Further, it treats tabs fully the same as
317 spaces when doing automatic hard-wrapping, allows syntax
318 names to be unquoted, and removes two deprecated options
319 and six deprecated bindable function names.
323 2018 January 29
325 GNU nano 2.9.3 "C&oacute;rdoba" fixes a segfault with trimblanks
326 that could occur when a typed space caused the word after
327 it to be pushed to the next line. It further makes macros
328 work also when your keyboard still emits escape sequences,
329 adds the options -M and --trimblanks for the command line,
330 recognizes key combos with Shift on a few more terminals,
331 no longer shows dots in certain prompt texts when visible
332 whitespace is turned on, fixes two corner cases when doing
333 replacements in a marked region, allows to open a named
334 pipe again when using --noread, and accurately detects
335 a needed color change when a line contains a start match
336 but not a corresponding end match any more. Plus some
337 other small fry.
341 2018 January 2
343 GNU nano 2.9.2 "Pussy Riot" correctly displays the Modified
344 state when undoing/redoing (also when the file was saved
345 somewhere midway), improves the undoing of an automatic
346 linefeed at EOF, fixes a build issue on the BSDs, shows
347 the cursor again when compiled with --withslang, renames
348 the option 'justifytrim' to 'trimblanks' because it will
349 now snip trailing whitespace also while you are typing
350 (and hard-wrapping is enabled), continues pushing words
351 to the next line much longer (when hard-wrapping), makes
352 &lt;Tab&gt; and &lt;Shift+Tab&gt; indent and unindent a marked region,
353 allows unindenting when not all lines are indented, lets a
354 region marked with Shift persist when indenting/unindenting
355 or commenting/uncommenting it, and in those cases excludes
356 the last line of the region when it is not visibly marked
357 (which makes for a more intuitive behavior).
361 2017 November 27
363 GNU nano 2.9.1 "Damyatta" fixes a bug where, when the mark
364 is on, ^S would overwrite the file with just the marked
365 region. This release further clears the "Modified" flag
366 when all edits are undone, adds or updates some magic
367 strings, and does not forget when the cursor was last
368 at line 1, column 1.
372 2017 November 18
374 GNU nano 2.9.0 "Eta" introduces the ability to record and
375 replay keystrokes (M-: to start and stop recording, M-;
376 to play the macro back), makes ^Q and ^S do something
377 useful by default (^Q starts a backward search, and ^S
378 saves the current file), changes ^W to start always a
379 forward search, shows the number of open buffers (when
380 more than one) in the title bar, no longer asks to press
381 Enter when there are errors in an rc file, retires the
382 options '--quiet' and 'set quiet' and 'set backwards',
383 makes indenting and unindenting undoable, will look in
384 $XDG_CONFIG_HOME for a nanorc file and in $XDG_DATA_HOME
385 for the history files, adds a history stack for executed
386 commands (^R^X), does not overwrite the position-history
387 file of another nano, and fixes a score of tiny bugs.
391 2017 August 27
393 GNU nano 2.8.7 "Fragrance" fixes a lockup when tabs are
394 wider than the screen, makes indenting + unindenting
395 more predictable by retaining relative indentations,
396 allows pasting (^U) at a prompt, allows triple quotes
397 in Python to not be followed by a character, does not
398 scroll three pages on a roll of the mouse wheel, binds
399 Alt+Up and Alt+Down to findprevious and findnext, and
400 fixes some hard-to-describe issues with softwrapping
401 and boundary-crossing tabs. Enjoy.
405 2017 July 21
407 GNU nano 2.8.6 "Kekul&eacute;" offers a new feature: the ability
408 to do softwrapping between words -- at whitespace --
409 instead of always at the edge of the screen. This can
410 be activated with -a or --atblanks or 'set atblanks'
411 together with the softwrap option. This release further
412 fixes a handful of rare display glitches, fixes a build
413 failure on AIX, harmonizes the quoting rules in the rc
414 files, and renames the option 'cut' to 'cutfromcursor'
415 (please update your nanorc files before 2020).
419 2017 June 25
421 GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
422 a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
423 negative line and column numbers on the command line,
424 avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
425 in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
426 mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
427 have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
431 2017 May 21
433 GNU nano 2.8.4 "Our Version of Events" includes the nanorc
434 man page again.
438 2017 May 18
440 GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
441 during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
442 and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
443 searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
444 asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
448 2017 May 4
450 GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
451 the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
452 it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
453 of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
454 without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
455 the screen twice when switching between buffers while
456 line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
457 bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
458 translation updates for fifteen languages.
462 2017 April 12
464 GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
465 on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
466 double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
467 shows double-width characters as "&gt;" and "&lt;" when split
468 across two rows, moves the cursor more predictably (at
469 the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
470 of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
471 only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
472 go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
473 support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
474 linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
475 an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
476 in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
480 2017 March 31
482 GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
483 softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
484 visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
485 logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
486 the start and end of a row, and only when already
487 there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
488 Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
489 of always per logical line. On an entirely different
490 front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
491 on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
492 changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
493 new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
494 was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
495 David Ramsey.
499 2017 February 23
501 GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
502 the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
503 when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
504 involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
505 does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
506 no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
507 softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
508 startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
509 standard input. Come tickle my ears.
513 2017 January 10
515 GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
516 manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
517 sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
518 more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
519 softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
520 system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
521 the beginning-of-word anchor (\&lt;) in regex searches.
525 2016 December 28
527 GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
528 your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
529 newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
530 between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
531 makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
532 Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
533 in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
534 typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
535 Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
536 unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
537 Tastes great with thick butter.
541 2016 December 12
543 GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
544 the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
545 a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
546 the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
547 related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
548 use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
549 VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
550 during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
551 an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
552 region after an external spell check, and improves a few
553 other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
554 run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
558 2016 October 29
560 GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
561 ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
562 be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
563 or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
564 M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
565 option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
566 some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
567 in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
568 as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
569 read into it. Come and check it out!
573 2016 September 1
575 GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
576 selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
577 Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
578 terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
579 the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
580 but it's time to get it out there.
582 With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
583 we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
584 back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
588 2016 August 10
590 nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
591 a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
592 first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
593 holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
594 (when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
595 in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
596 a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
597 bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Sant&eacute;!
601 2016 July 28
603 nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
604 keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
605 of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
606 characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
607 word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
608 input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
609 must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
610 window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
611 having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
612 anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
613 improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
614 Come get your hair tousled!
618 2016 June 27
620 nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
621 adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
622 with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
623 includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
624 bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
625 even worth mentioning).
629 2016 June 17
631 nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
632 some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
633 the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
634 checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
635 default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
636 shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
637 is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
638 there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
639 when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
640 on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
641 and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
642 things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
644 And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
645 Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
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