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18 <br><br>
20 2020 August 24 - <b>GNU nano 5.2</b> "Ranrapalca"
21 <br>
22 <table><tr><td><ul>
23 <li>Making certain replacements after a large paste does not crash.</li>
24 <li>Hitting a toggle at the Search prompt does not clear the answer.</li>
25 <li>Using <tt>--positionlog</tt> does not complain at the first start.</li>
26 <li>A macro containing a Search command will not sometimes fail.</li>
27 </ul></td></tr></table>
28 <br><br>
30 2020 August 12 - <b>GNU nano 5.1</b> "Cantabria"
31 <br>
32 <table><tr><td><ul>
33 <li><tt>M-Bsp</tt> (Alt+Backspace) deletes a word backwards, like in Bash.</li>
34 <li><tt>M-[</tt> has become bindable. (Be careful, though: as it is the<br>
35 starting combination of many escape sequences, avoid gluing<br>
36 it together with other keystrokes, like in a macro.)</li>
37 <li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> and <tt>--softwrap</tt>, the first keystroke in an<br>
38 empty buffer does not crash.</li>
39 <li>Invoking the formatter while text is marked does not crash.</li>
40 <li>In UTF-8 locales, an anchor is shown as a diamond.</li>
41 </ul></td></tr></table>
42 <br><br>
44 2020 July 29 - <b>GNU nano 5.0</b> "Among the fields of barley"
45 <br>
46 <table><tr><td><ul>
47 <li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> (or <tt>-q</tt> or 'set indicator') nano will show a kind<br>
48 of scrollbar on the righthand side of the screen to indicate where<br>
49 in the buffer the viewport is located and how much it covers.</li>
50 <li>With &lt;Alt+Insert&gt; any line can be "tagged" with an anchor, and<br>
51 &lt;Alt+PageUp&gt; and &lt;Alt+PageDown&gt; will jump to the nearest anchor.<br>
52 When using line numbers, an anchor is shown as "+" in the margin.</li>
53 <li>The Execute Command prompt is now directly accessible from the<br>
54 main menu (with <tt>^T</tt>, replacing the Spell Checker). The Linter,<br>
55 Formatter, Spell Checker, Full Justification, Suspension, and<br>
56 Cut-Till-End functions are available in this menu too.</li>
57 <li>On terminals that support at least 256 colors, nine new color<br>
58 names are available: pink, purple, mauve, lagoon, mint, lime,<br>
59 peach, orange, and latte. These do not have lighter versions.</li>
60 <li>For the color names red, green, blue, yellow, cyan, magenta,<br>
61 white, and black, the prefix 'light' gives a brighter color.<br>
62 Prefix 'bright' is deprecated, as it means both bold AND light.</li>
63 <li>All color names can be preceded with "bold," and/or "italic,"<br>
64 (in that order) to get a bold and/or italic typeface.</li>
65 <li>With <tt>--bookstyle</tt> (or <tt>-O</tt> or 'set bookstyle') nano considers any<br>
66 line that begins with whitespace as the start of a paragraph.</li>
67 <li>Refreshing the screen with <tt>^L</tt> now works in every menu.</li>
68 <li>In the main menu, <tt>^L</tt> also centers the line with the cursor.</li>
69 <li>Toggling the help lines with <tt>M-X</tt> now works in all menus except<br>
70 in the help viewer and the linter.</li>
71 <li>At a filename prompt, the first &lt;Tab&gt; lists the possibilities,<br>
72 and these are listed near the bottom instead of near the top.</li>
73 <li>Bindable function 'curpos' has been renamed to 'location'.</li>
74 <li>Long option <tt>--tempfile</tt> has been renamed to <tt>--saveonexit</tt>.</li>
75 <li>Short option <tt>-S</tt> is now a synonym of <tt>--softwrap</tt>.</li>
76 <li>The New Buffer toggle (<tt>M-F</tt>) has become non-persistent. Options<br>
77 <tt>--multibuffer</tt> and 'set multibuffer' still make it default to on.</li>
78 <li>Backup files will retain their group ownership (when possible).</li>
79 <li>Data is synced to disk before "... lines written" is shown.</li>
80 <li>The raw escape sequences for <tt>F13</tt> to <tt>F16</tt> are no longer recognized.</li>
81 <li>Distro-specific syntaxes, and syntaxes of less common languages,<br>
82 have been moved down to subdirectory syntax/extra/. The affected<br>
83 distros and others may wish to move wanted syntaxes one level up.</li>
84 <li>Syntaxes for Markdown, Haskell, and Ada were added.</li>
85 </ul></td></tr></table>
86 <br><br>
88 2020 May 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.3</b> "Almendras"
89 <br><br>
90 <table><tr><td>
91 One more bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a crash when<br>
92 the terminal screen is resized while at a lock-file prompt.
93 </td></tr></table>
94 <br><br>
96 2020 April 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.2</b> "Mali Lo&scaron;inj"
97 <br><br>
98 <table><tr><td>
99 Another bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a likely crash<br>
100 after undoing an &lt;Enter&gt; at the end of leading whitespace.
101 </td></tr></table>
102 <br><br>
104 2020 March 31 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.1</b> "Sapperdeflap"
105 <br><br>
106 <table><tr><td>
107 Two bugs introduced in version 4.9 are fixed: the cursor<br>
108 getting misplaced when undoing line cuts, and filtering<br>
109 of the whole buffer to a new buffer not working.
110 </td></tr></table>
111 <br><br>
113 2020 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.9</b> "die fetten Jahre sind vorbei"
114 <br>
115 <table><tr><td><ul>
116 <li>When justifying a selection, the new paragraph and the<br>
117 succeeding one get the appropriate first-line indent.</li>
118 <li>Trying to justify an empty selection does not crash.</li>
119 <li>Redoing the insertion of an empty file does not crash.</li>
120 <li>On the BSDs and macOS, <tt>^H</tt> has become rebindable again<br>
121 (in most terminal emulators, not on the console).</li>
122 <li>DOS line endings in nanorc files are accepted.</li>
123 <li>Option <tt>--suspend</tt> / 'set suspend' has been renamed to<br>
124 the more logical <tt>--suspendable</tt> / 'set suspendable'.</li>
125 </ul></td></tr></table>
126 <br><br>
128 2020 February 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.8</b> "Ja&scaron;ka"
129 <br>
130 <table><tr><td><ul>
131 <li>When something is pasted into nano, auto-indentation is suppressed,<br>
132 and the paste can be undone as a whole with a single <tt>M-U</tt>.</li>
133 <li>When a lock file is encountered during startup, pressing <tt>^C</tt>/Cancel<br>
134 quits nano. (Pressing 'No' just skips the file and continues.)</li>
135 <li>Shift+Meta+letter key combos can be bound with 'bind Sh-M-letter'.<br>
136 Making any such binding dismisses the default behavior of ignoring<br>
137 Shift for all Meta+letter keystrokes.</li>
138 <li>The configuration option <tt>--with-slang</tt> (to be avoided when possible)<br>
139 can now be used only together with <tt>--enable-tiny</tt>.</li>
140 <li>A custom nanorc file can be specified on the command line, with<br>
141 <tt>-f filename</tt> or <tt>--rcfile=filename</tt>.</li>
142 </ul></td></tr></table>
143 <br><br>
145 2019 December 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.7</b> "Havikskruid"
146 <br>
147 <table><tr><td><ul>
148 <li>A &lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region only when mark and cursor are<br>
149 on different lines.</li>
150 <li>Two indentations (any mix of tabs and spaces) are considered the<br>
151 same when they look the same (that is: indent to the same level).</li>
152 <li>When using <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> or <tt>^J</tt>, a line will never be broken in<br>
153 its leading whitespace or quoting.</li>
154 <li>The keywords in nanorc files must be in lowercase.</li>
155 </ul></td></tr></table>
156 <br><br>
158 2019 November 29 - <b>GNU nano 4.6</b> "And don't you eat that yellow snow"
159 <br>
160 <table><tr><td><ul>
161 <li>The 'formatter' command has returned, bound by default to <tt>M-F</tt>.<br>
162 It allows running a syntax-specific command on the contents of<br>
163 the buffer.</li>
164 <li><tt>^T</tt> will try to run 'hunspell' before 'spell', because it checks<br>
165 spellling for the locale's language and understands UTF-8.</li>
166 <li>Multiple errors or warnings on startup will no longer slow nano<br>
167 down but will be indicated on the status bar with trailing dots.</li>
168 </ul></td></tr></table>
169 <br><br>
171 2019 October 4 - <b>GNU nano 4.5</b> "Ko&scaron;ice"
172 <br>
173 <table><tr><td><ul>
174 <li>The new 'tabgives' command allows you to specify per syntax what<br>
175 the &lt;Tab&gt; key should produce: some spaces, a hard TAB, ...</li>
176 <li>The output of <tt>--help</tt> is properly aligned again for all languages.</li>
177 <li>&lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region also when <tt>M-}</tt> has been rebound.</li>
178 </ul></td></tr></table>
179 <br><br>
181 2019 August 25 - <b>GNU nano 4.4</b> "Hagelslag"
182 <br>
183 <table><tr><td><ul>
184 <li>At startup, the cursor can be put on the first or last occurrence<br>
185 of a string by preceding the filename with <tt>+/string</tt> or <tt>+?string</tt>.</li>
186 <li>When automatic hard-wrapping occurs (<tt>--breaklonglines</tt>), any leading<br>
187 quoting characters will be automatically copied to the new line.</li>
188 <li><tt>M-6</tt> works again also when the cursor is at end of buffer.</li>
189 </ul></td></tr></table>
190 <br><br>
192 2019 June 18 - <b>GNU nano 4.3</b> "Musa Kart"
193 <br>
194 <table><tr><td><ul>
195 <li>The ability to read from and write to a FIFO has been regained.</li>
196 <li>Startup time is reduced by fully parsing a syntax only when needed.</li>
197 <li>Asking for help (<tt>^G</tt>) when using <tt>--operatingdir</tt> does not crash.</li>
198 <li>The reading of a huge or slow file can be stopped with <tt>^C</tt>.</li>
199 <li>Cut, zap, and copy operations are undone separately when intermixed.</li>
200 <li><tt>M-D</tt> reports the correct number of lines (zero for an empty buffer).</li>
201 </ul></td></tr></table>
202 <br><br>
204 2019 April 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.2</b> "Tax the rich, pay the teachers"
205 <br>
206 <table><tr><td><ul>
207 <li>The integrated spell checker does not crash when 'spell' is missing.</li>
208 <li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> works also when <tt>--ignorercfiles</tt> is used.</li>
209 <li>Automatic hard-wrapping is more persistent in pushing words to the<br>
210 same overflow line.</li>
211 </ul></td></tr></table>
212 <br><br>
214 2019 April 15 - <b>GNU nano 4.1</b> "Qu&eacute; corchos ser&aacute; eso?"
215 <br>
216 <table><tr><td><ul>
217 <li>By default, a newline character is again automatically added at the<br>
218 end of a buffer, to produce valid POSIX text files by default, but<br>
219 also to get back the easy adding of text at the bottom.</li>
220 <li>The now unneeded option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) has been removed.</li>
221 <li>Syntax files are read in alphabetical order when globbing, so that<br>
222 the precedence of syntaxes becomes predictable.</li>
223 <li>In the C syntax, preprocessor directives are highlighted differently.</li>
224 <li><tt>M-S</tt> now toggles soft wrapping, and <tt>M-N</tt> toggles line numbers.</li>
225 <li>The jumpy-scrolling toggle has been removed.</li>
226 <li>The legacy keystrokes <tt>^W^Y</tt> and <tt>^W^V</tt> are recognized again.</li>
227 <li>Executing an external command is disallowed when in view mode.</li>
228 <li>Problems with resizing during external or speller commands were fixed.</li>
229 </ul></td></tr></table>
230 <br><br>
232 2019 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.0</b> "Thy Rope of Sands"
233 <br>
234 <table><tr><td><ul>
235 <li>An overlong line is no longer automatically hard-wrapped.</li>
236 <li>Smooth scrolling (one line at a time) has become the default.</li>
237 <li>A newline character is no longer automatically added at end of buffer.</li>
238 <li>The line below the title bar is by default part of the editing space.</li>
239 <li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> (<tt>-b</tt>) turns automatic hard-wrapping back on.</li>
240 <li>Option <tt>--jumpyscrolling</tt> (<tt>-j</tt>) gives the chunky, half-screen scrolling.</li>
241 <li>Option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) brings back the automatic newline at EOF.</li>
242 <li>Option <tt>--emptyline</tt> (<tt>-e</tt>) leaves the line below the title bar unused.</li>
243 <li>&lt;Alt+Up&gt; and &lt;Alt+Down&gt; now do a linewise scroll instead of a findnext.</li>
244 <li>Any number of justifications can be undone (like all other operations).</li>
245 <li>When marked text is justified, it becomes a single, separate paragraph.</li>
246 <li>Option <tt>--guidestripe=&lt;number&gt;</tt> draws a vertical bar at the given column.</li>
247 <li>Option <tt>--fill=&lt;number&gt;</tt> no longer turns on automatic hard-wrapping.</li>
248 <li>When a line continues offscreen, it now ends with a highlighted "&gt;".</li>
249 <li>The halves of a split two-column character are shown as "[" and "]".</li>
250 <li>A line now scrolls horizontally one column earlier.</li>
251 <li>The bindable functions 'cutwordleft' and 'cutwordright' were renamed<br>
252 to 'chopwordleft' and 'chopwordright' as they don't use the cutbuffer.</li>
253 <li>The paragraph-jumping functions were moved from Search to Go-to-Line.</li>
254 <li>Option <tt>--rebinddelete</tt> is able to compensate for more misbindings.</li>
255 <li>Options <tt>--morespace</tt> and <tt>--smooth</tt> are obsolete and thus ignored.</li>
256 <li>The <tt>--disable-wrapping-as-root</tt> configure option was removed.</li>
257 </ul></td></tr></table>
258 <br>
260 <pre>
262 2018 November 11
264 GNU nano 3.2 "Het kromme hout" changes the default binding
265 for the linter to M-B so that the spell checker (^T) can
266 always be used, and changes (when linting) the text in the
267 title bar and the color of the status bar to make linting
268 mode more obvious. It also adds a bindable 'zap' function
269 for deleting a line or marked region without changing the
270 cutbuffer, adds --zap to bind the &lt;Del&gt; and &lt;Backspace&gt;
271 keys to the zap function when something is marked, and
272 hard-binds &lt;Alt+Del&gt; to 'zap'. Furthermore, it shows the
273 cursor also in the help viewer (when --showcursor is used),
274 renames the bindable functions 'prevhistory' to 'older' and
275 'nexthistory' to 'newer' (update your nanorcs when needed),
276 reads the nanorc files also in restricted mode to allow
277 customization by the user (if this should not be allowed,
278 use --ignorercfiles in addition to --restricted), allows
279 in view mode to open also other files (if this should not
280 be allowed, use --restricted in addition to --view), makes
281 resizes respect a relative --fill again, no longer binds
282 F13...F15 by default, properly re-highlights a misspelled
283 word after invoking help in the internal spell checker,
284 and does not skip Unicode characters in string binds.
288 2018 September 18
290 GNU nano 3.1 "Je faisais des bonds comme &ccedil;a!" fixes a
291 misbinding of ^H on some terminals and some systems,
292 does not leave stray stuff after the prompt upon exit
293 when having suspended nano while using --constantshow,
294 and does not allow to toggle to Replace in view mode.
298 2018 September 9
300 GNU nano 3.0 "Water Flowing Underground" speeds up the
301 reading of a file by seventy percent, roughly doubles the
302 speed of handling ASCII text, changes the way words at line
303 boundaries are deleted, makes &lt;Ctrl+Delete&gt; wipe the next
304 word and &lt;Ctrl+Shift+Delete&gt; the preceding word, binds M-Q
305 to 'findprevious' by default (the Tabs-to-Spaces toggle is
306 placed on M-O, and the More-Space toggle is fully removed),
307 makes an external spell check undoable, shows the correct
308 number of lines on the status bar when opening multiple
309 files, removes the 'formatter' command, removes the
310 'searchagain' bindable function (M-W is now bound to
311 'findnext' by default), moves the No-Convert toggle to the
312 Insert menu, removes the Backup and New-Buffer toggles from
313 the main menu (they remain in the Write-Out and Insert
314 menus, respectively), is more precise in what it accepts as
315 a rebindable key name, ignores any presses of &lt;Esc&gt; before
316 a valid command keystroke, recognizes some more escape
317 sequences for modified editing-pad keys, does not hide
318 rcfile error messages on a Linux console, renames the
319 bindable functions 'copytext' to 'copy' and 'uncut' to
320 'paste', and avoids a possible hang during a Full-Justify.
324 2018 June 2
326 GNU nano 2.9.8 "Espresso" brings the ability to filter the
327 buffer (or the marked region) through an external command
328 (^R^X and prefix the command with the pipe symbol, "|"), is
329 better at detecting and maintaining paragraphs, is able to
330 justify //-style comments, fixes a crash when the binding
331 of a key to a string lacks a closing quote, gives feedback
332 about the number of lines written also when prepending or
333 appending, and fixes a couple of bugs with the linter.
337 2018 May 15
339 GNU nano 2.9.7 "Hvide Sande" adds the option '--afterends'
340 for making Ctrl+Right (the nextword function) stop at word
341 ends instead of beginnings, accepts multibyte letters for
342 the Yes/No/All answers, does emergency saves of changed
343 buffers in the unlikely event that nano crashes, adds the
344 until-now missing bindable function 'linenumbers', and
345 renames the toggles 'constupdate' to 'constantshow' and
346 'cuttoend' to 'cutfromcursor', for consistency with the
347 corresponding options -- adjust your nanorc files soon.
351 2018 April 27
353 GNU nano 2.9.6 "Gomance" fixes a crash in word completion,
354 makes --enable-altrcname work again, improves the fluidity
355 of scrolling when using the touchpad, tweaks the syntaxes
356 for shell scripts and PO files, makes a replacing session
357 go always forward by default, no longer inserts a newline
358 after an external spell check of a selected region, always
359 accepts the English Y and N (and A) at a yes-no prompt in
360 any locale, and solves a few hypothetical bugs.
364 2018 March 29
366 GNU nano 2.9.5 "Ki&scaron;a pada" changes the way the Scroll-Up
367 and Scroll-Down commands work (M-- and M-+): instead of
368 keeping the cursor in the same screen position they now
369 keep the cursor in the same text position (if possible).
370 This version further adds a new color name, "normal",
371 which gives the default foreground or background color,
372 which is useful when you want to undo some overzealous
373 painting by earlier syntax regexes. Bug fixes include:
374 a segfault when trying to insert a file in restricted
375 mode, the reading in of a new file being "undoable", a
376 slight miswrapping of help texts when --linenumbers was
377 used, and the shell syntax coloring the word "tar" in
378 file names.
382 2018 March 8
384 GNU nano 2.9.4 "Isabel" allows binding a key to a string
385 (any piece of text and/or commands), permits customizing
386 the color of error messages with 'set errorcolor', colors
387 those error messages by default in bright white on red,
388 makes &lt;Enter&gt; at the bottom of the screen scroll just one
389 row when --smooth is used, does not fail when redoing a
390 file insertion, and cancels a Shift-selection when any
391 cursor key is pressed without Shift even when the cursor
392 cannot move. Further, it treats tabs fully the same as
393 spaces when doing automatic hard-wrapping, allows syntax
394 names to be unquoted, and removes two deprecated options
395 and six deprecated bindable function names.
399 2018 January 29
401 GNU nano 2.9.3 "C&oacute;rdoba" fixes a segfault with trimblanks
402 that could occur when a typed space caused the word after
403 it to be pushed to the next line. It further makes macros
404 work also when your keyboard still emits escape sequences,
405 adds the options -M and --trimblanks for the command line,
406 recognizes key combos with Shift on a few more terminals,
407 no longer shows dots in certain prompt texts when visible
408 whitespace is turned on, fixes two corner cases when doing
409 replacements in a marked region, allows to open a named
410 pipe again when using --noread, and accurately detects
411 a needed color change when a line contains a start match
412 but not a corresponding end match any more. Plus some
413 other small fry.
417 2018 January 2
419 GNU nano 2.9.2 "Pussy Riot" correctly displays the Modified
420 state when undoing/redoing (also when the file was saved
421 somewhere midway), improves the undoing of an automatic
422 linefeed at EOF, fixes a build issue on the BSDs, shows
423 the cursor again when compiled with --withslang, renames
424 the option 'justifytrim' to 'trimblanks' because it will
425 now snip trailing whitespace also while you are typing
426 (and hard-wrapping is enabled), continues pushing words
427 to the next line much longer (when hard-wrapping), makes
428 &lt;Tab&gt; and &lt;Shift+Tab&gt; indent and unindent a marked region,
429 allows unindenting when not all lines are indented, lets a
430 region marked with Shift persist when indenting/unindenting
431 or commenting/uncommenting it, and in those cases excludes
432 the last line of the region when it is not visibly marked
433 (which makes for a more intuitive behavior).
437 2017 November 27
439 GNU nano 2.9.1 "Damyatta" fixes a bug where, when the mark
440 is on, ^S would overwrite the file with just the marked
441 region. This release further clears the "Modified" flag
442 when all edits are undone, adds or updates some magic
443 strings, and does not forget when the cursor was last
444 at line 1, column 1.
448 2017 November 18
450 GNU nano 2.9.0 "Eta" introduces the ability to record and
451 replay keystrokes (M-: to start and stop recording, M-;
452 to play the macro back), makes ^Q and ^S do something
453 useful by default (^Q starts a backward search, and ^S
454 saves the current file), changes ^W to start always a
455 forward search, shows the number of open buffers (when
456 more than one) in the title bar, no longer asks to press
457 Enter when there are errors in an rc file, retires the
458 options '--quiet' and 'set quiet' and 'set backwards',
459 makes indenting and unindenting undoable, will look in
460 $XDG_CONFIG_HOME for a nanorc file and in $XDG_DATA_HOME
461 for the history files, adds a history stack for executed
462 commands (^R^X), does not overwrite the position-history
463 file of another nano, and fixes a score of tiny bugs.
467 2017 August 27
469 GNU nano 2.8.7 "Fragrance" fixes a lockup when tabs are
470 wider than the screen, makes indenting + unindenting
471 more predictable by retaining relative indentations,
472 allows pasting (^U) at a prompt, allows triple quotes
473 in Python to not be followed by a character, does not
474 scroll three pages on a roll of the mouse wheel, binds
475 Alt+Up and Alt+Down to findprevious and findnext, and
476 fixes some hard-to-describe issues with softwrapping
477 and boundary-crossing tabs. Enjoy.
481 2017 July 21
483 GNU nano 2.8.6 "Kekul&eacute;" offers a new feature: the ability
484 to do softwrapping between words -- at whitespace --
485 instead of always at the edge of the screen. This can
486 be activated with -a or --atblanks or 'set atblanks'
487 together with the softwrap option. This release further
488 fixes a handful of rare display glitches, fixes a build
489 failure on AIX, harmonizes the quoting rules in the rc
490 files, and renames the option 'cut' to 'cutfromcursor'
491 (please update your nanorc files before 2020).
495 2017 June 25
497 GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
498 a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
499 negative line and column numbers on the command line,
500 avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
501 in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
502 mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
503 have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
507 2017 May 21
509 GNU nano 2.8.4 "Our Version of Events" includes the nanorc
510 man page again.
514 2017 May 18
516 GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
517 during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
518 and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
519 searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
520 asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
524 2017 May 4
526 GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
527 the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
528 it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
529 of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
530 without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
531 the screen twice when switching between buffers while
532 line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
533 bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
534 translation updates for fifteen languages.
538 2017 April 12
540 GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
541 on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
542 double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
543 shows double-width characters as "&gt;" and "&lt;" when split
544 across two rows, moves the cursor more predictably (at
545 the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
546 of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
547 only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
548 go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
549 support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
550 linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
551 an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
552 in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
556 2017 March 31
558 GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
559 softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
560 visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
561 logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
562 the start and end of a row, and only when already
563 there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
564 Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
565 of always per logical line. On an entirely different
566 front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
567 on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
568 changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
569 new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
570 was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
571 David Ramsey.
575 2017 February 23
577 GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
578 the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
579 when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
580 involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
581 does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
582 no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
583 softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
584 startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
585 standard input. Come tickle my ears.
589 2017 January 10
591 GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
592 manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
593 sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
594 more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
595 softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
596 system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
597 the beginning-of-word anchor (\&lt;) in regex searches.
601 2016 December 28
603 GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
604 your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
605 newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
606 between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
607 makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
608 Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
609 in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
610 typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
611 Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
612 unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
613 Tastes great with thick butter.
617 2016 December 12
619 GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
620 the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
621 a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
622 the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
623 related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
624 use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
625 VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
626 during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
627 an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
628 region after an external spell check, and improves a few
629 other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
630 run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
634 2016 October 29
636 GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
637 ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
638 be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
639 or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
640 M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
641 option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
642 some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
643 in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
644 as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
645 read into it. Come and check it out!
649 2016 September 1
651 GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
652 selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
653 Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
654 terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
655 the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
656 but it's time to get it out there.
658 With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
659 we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
660 back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
664 2016 August 10
666 nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
667 a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
668 first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
669 holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
670 (when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
671 in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
672 a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
673 bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Sant&eacute;!
677 2016 July 28
679 nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
680 keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
681 of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
682 characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
683 word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
684 input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
685 must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
686 window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
687 having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
688 anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
689 improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
690 Come get your hair tousled!
694 2016 June 27
696 nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
697 adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
698 with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
699 includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
700 bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
701 even worth mentioning).
705 2016 June 17
707 nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
708 some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
709 the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
710 checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
711 default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
712 shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
713 is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
714 there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
715 when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
716 on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
717 and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
718 things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
720 And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
721 Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
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