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21 2020 April 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.2</b> "Mali Lo&scaron;inj"
22 <br>
23 <table><tr><td>
24 Another bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a likely crash<br>
25 after undoing an <Enter> at the end of leading whitespace.
26 </td></tr></table>
27 <br><br>
28
29 2020 March 31 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.1</b> "Sapperdeflap"
30 <br>
31 <table><tr><td>
32 Two bugs introduced in version 4.9 are fixed: the cursor<br>
33 getting misplaced when undoing line cuts, and filtering<br>
34 of the whole buffer to a new buffer not working.
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36 <br><br>
37
38 2020 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.9</b> "die fetten Jahre sind vorbei"
39 <br>
40 <table><tr><td><ul>
41 <li>When justifying a selection, the new paragraph and the<br>
42 succeeding one get the appropriate first-line indent.</li>
43 <li>Trying to justify an empty selection does not crash.</li>
44 <li>Redoing the insertion of an empty file does not crash.</li>
45 <li>On the BSDs and macOS, <tt>^H</tt> has become rebindable again<br>
46 (in most terminal emulators, not on the console).</li>
47 <li>DOS line endings in nanorc files are accepted.</li>
48 <li>Option <tt>--suspend</tt> / 'set suspend' has been renamed to<br>
49 the more logical <tt>--suspendable</tt> / 'set suspendable'.</li>
50 </ul></td></tr></table>
51 <br><br>
52
53 2020 February 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.8</b> "Ja&scaron;ka"
54 <br>
55 <table><tr><td><ul>
56 <li>When something is pasted into nano, auto-indentation is suppressed,<br>
57 and the paste can be undone as a whole with a single <tt>M-U</tt>.</li>
58 <li>When a lock file is encountered during startup, pressing <tt>^C</tt>/Cancel<br>
59 quits nano. (Pressing 'No' just skips the file and continues.)</li>
60 <li>Shift+Meta+letter key combos can be bound with 'bind Sh-M-letter'.<br>
61 Making any such binding dismisses the default behavior of ignoring<br>
62 Shift for all Meta+letter keystrokes.</li>
63 <li>The configuration option <tt>--with-slang</tt> (to be avoided when possible)<br>
64 can now be used only together with <tt>--enable-tiny</tt>.</li>
65 <li>A custom nanorc file can be specified on the command line, with<br>
66 <tt>-f filename</tt> or <tt>--rcfile=filename</tt>.</li>
67 </ul></td></tr></table>
68 <br><br>
69
70 2019 December 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.7</b> "Havikskruid"
71 <br>
72 <table><tr><td><ul>
73 <li>A &lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region only when mark and cursor are<br>
74 on different lines.</li>
75 <li>Two indentations (any mix of tabs and spaces) are considered the<br>
76 same when they look the same (that is: indent to the same level).</li>
77 <li>When using <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> or <tt>^J</tt>, a line will never be broken in<br>
78 its leading whitespace or quoting.</li>
79 <li>The keywords in nanorc files must be in lowercase.</li>
80 </ul></td></tr></table>
81 <br><br>
82
83 2019 November 29 - <b>GNU nano 4.6</b> "And don't you eat that yellow snow"
84 <br>
85 <table><tr><td><ul>
86 <li>The 'formatter' command has returned, bound by default to <tt>M-F</tt>.<br>
87 It allows running a syntax-specific command on the contents of<br>
88 the buffer.</li>
89 <li><tt>^T</tt> will try to run 'hunspell' before 'spell', because it checks<br>
90 spellling for the locale's language and understands UTF-8.</li>
91 <li>Multiple errors or warnings on startup will no longer slow nano<br>
92 down but will be indicated on the status bar with trailing dots.</li>
93 </ul></td></tr></table>
94 <br><br>
95
96 2019 October 4 - <b>GNU nano 4.5</b> "Ko&scaron;ice"
97 <br>
98 <table><tr><td><ul>
99 <li>The new 'tabgives' command allows you to specify per syntax what<br>
100 the &lt;Tab&gt; key should produce: some spaces, a hard TAB, ...</li>
101 <li>The output of <tt>--help</tt> is properly aligned again for all languages.</li>
102 <li>&lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region also when <tt>M-}</tt> has been rebound.</li>
103 </ul></td></tr></table>
104 <br><br>
105
106 2019 August 25 - <b>GNU nano 4.4</b> "Hagelslag"
107 <br>
108 <table><tr><td><ul>
109 <li>At startup, the cursor can be put on the first or last occurrence<br>
110 of a string by preceding the filename with <tt>+/string</tt> or <tt>+?string</tt>.</li>
111 <li>When automatic hard-wrapping occurs (<tt>--breaklonglines</tt>), any leading<br>
112 quoting characters will be automatically copied to the new line.</li>
113 <li><tt>M-6</tt> works again also when the cursor is at end of buffer.</li>
114 </ul></td></tr></table>
115 <br><br>
116
117 2019 June 18 - <b>GNU nano 4.3</b> "Musa Kart"
118 <br>
119 <table><tr><td><ul>
120 <li>The ability to read from and write to a FIFO has been regained.</li>
121 <li>Startup time is reduced by fully parsing a syntax only when needed.</li>
122 <li>Asking for help (<tt>^G</tt>) when using <tt>--operatingdir</tt> does not crash.</li>
123 <li>The reading of a huge or slow file can be stopped with <tt>^C</tt>.</li>
124 <li>Cut, zap, and copy operations are undone separately when intermixed.</li>
125 <li><tt>M-D</tt> reports the correct number of lines (zero for an empty buffer).</li>
126 </ul></td></tr></table>
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128
129 2019 April 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.2</b> "Tax the rich, pay the teachers"
130 <br>
131 <table><tr><td><ul>
132 <li>The integrated spell checker does not crash when 'spell' is missing.</li>
133 <li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> works also when <tt>--ignorercfiles</tt> is used.</li>
134 <li>Automatic hard-wrapping is more persistent in pushing words to the<br>
135 same overflow line.</li>
136 </ul></td></tr></table>
137 <br><br>
138
139 2019 April 15 - <b>GNU nano 4.1</b> "Qu&eacute; corchos ser&aacute; eso?"
140 <br>
141 <table><tr><td><ul>
142 <li>By default, a newline character is again automatically added at the<br>
143 end of a buffer, to produce valid POSIX text files by default, but<br>
144 also to get back the easy adding of text at the bottom.</li>
145 <li>The now unneeded option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) has been removed.</li>
146 <li>Syntax files are read in alphabetical order when globbing, so that<br>
147 the precedence of syntaxes becomes predictable.</li>
148 <li>In the C syntax, preprocessor directives are highlighted differently.</li>
149 <li><tt>M-S</tt> now toggles soft wrapping, and <tt>M-N</tt> toggles line numbers.</li>
150 <li>The jumpy-scrolling toggle has been removed.</li>
151 <li>The legacy keystrokes <tt>^W^Y</tt> and <tt>^W^V</tt> are recognized again.</li>
152 <li>Executing an external command is disallowed when in view mode.</li>
153 <li>Problems with resizing during external or speller commands were fixed.</li>
154 </ul></td></tr></table>
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156
157 2019 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.0</b> "Thy Rope of Sands"
158 <br>
159 <table><tr><td><ul>
160 <li>An overlong line is no longer automatically hard-wrapped.</li>
161 <li>Smooth scrolling (one line at a time) has become the default.</li>
162 <li>A newline character is no longer automatically added at end of buffer.</li>
163 <li>The line below the title bar is by default part of the editing space.</li>
164 <li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> (<tt>-b</tt>) turns automatic hard-wrapping back on.</li>
165 <li>Option <tt>--jumpyscrolling</tt> (<tt>-j</tt>) gives the chunky, half-screen scrolling.</li>
166 <li>Option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) brings back the automatic newline at EOF.</li>
167 <li>Option <tt>--emptyline</tt> (<tt>-e</tt>) leaves the line below the title bar unused.</li>
168 <li>&lt;Alt+Up&gt; and &lt;Alt+Down&gt; now do a linewise scroll instead of a findnext.</li>
169 <li>Any number of justifications can be undone (like all other operations).</li>
170 <li>When marked text is justified, it becomes a single, separate paragraph.</li>
171 <li>Option <tt>--guidestripe=&lt;number&gt;</tt> draws a vertical bar at the given column.</li>
172 <li>Option <tt>--fill=&lt;number&gt;</tt> no longer turns on automatic hard-wrapping.</li>
173 <li>When a line continues offscreen, it now ends with a highlighted "&gt;".</li>
174 <li>The halves of a split two-column character are shown as "[" and "]".</li>
175 <li>A line now scrolls horizontally one column earlier.</li>
176 <li>The bindable functions 'cutwordleft' and 'cutwordright' were renamed<br>
177 to 'chopwordleft' and 'chopwordright' as they don't use the cutbuffer.</li>
178 <li>The paragraph-jumping functions were moved from Search to Go-to-Line.</li>
179 <li>Option <tt>--rebinddelete</tt> is able to compensate for more misbindings.</li>
180 <li>Options <tt>--morespace</tt> and <tt>--smooth</tt> are obsolete and thus ignored.</li>
181 <li>The <tt>--disable-wrapping-as-root</tt> configure option was removed.</li>
182 </ul></td></tr></table>
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186
187 2018 November 11
188
189 GNU nano 3.2 "Het kromme hout" changes the default binding
190 for the linter to M-B so that the spell checker (^T) can
191 always be used, and changes (when linting) the text in the
192 title bar and the color of the status bar to make linting
193 mode more obvious. It also adds a bindable 'zap' function
194 for deleting a line or marked region without changing the
195 cutbuffer, adds --zap to bind the &lt;Del&gt; and &lt;Backspace&gt;
196 keys to the zap function when something is marked, and
197 hard-binds &lt;Alt+Del&gt; to 'zap'. Furthermore, it shows the
198 cursor also in the help viewer (when --showcursor is used),
199 renames the bindable functions 'prevhistory' to 'older' and
200 'nexthistory' to 'newer' (update your nanorcs when needed),
201 reads the nanorc files also in restricted mode to allow
202 customization by the user (if this should not be allowed,
203 use --ignorercfiles in addition to --restricted), allows
204 in view mode to open also other files (if this should not
205 be allowed, use --restricted in addition to --view), makes
206 resizes respect a relative --fill again, no longer binds
207 F13...F15 by default, properly re-highlights a misspelled
208 word after invoking help in the internal spell checker,
209 and does not skip Unicode characters in string binds.
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211
212
213 2018 September 18
214
215 GNU nano 3.1 "Je faisais des bonds comme &ccedil;a!" fixes a
216 misbinding of ^H on some terminals and some systems,
217 does not leave stray stuff after the prompt upon exit
218 when having suspended nano while using --constantshow,
219 and does not allow to toggle to Replace in view mode.
220
221
222
223 2018 September 9
224
225 GNU nano 3.0 "Water Flowing Underground" speeds up the
226 reading of a file by seventy percent, roughly doubles the
227 speed of handling ASCII text, changes the way words at line
228 boundaries are deleted, makes &lt;Ctrl+Delete&gt; wipe the next
229 word and &lt;Ctrl+Shift+Delete&gt; the preceding word, binds M-Q
230 to 'findprevious' by default (the Tabs-to-Spaces toggle is
231 placed on M-O, and the More-Space toggle is fully removed),
232 makes an external spell check undoable, shows the correct
233 number of lines on the status bar when opening multiple
234 files, removes the 'formatter' command, removes the
235 'searchagain' bindable function (M-W is now bound to
236 'findnext' by default), moves the No-Convert toggle to the
237 Insert menu, removes the Backup and New-Buffer toggles from
238 the main menu (they remain in the Write-Out and Insert
239 menus, respectively), is more precise in what it accepts as
240 a rebindable key name, ignores any presses of &lt;Esc&gt; before
241 a valid command keystroke, recognizes some more escape
242 sequences for modified editing-pad keys, does not hide
243 rcfile error messages on a Linux console, renames the
244 bindable functions 'copytext' to 'copy' and 'uncut' to
245 'paste', and avoids a possible hang during a Full-Justify.
246
247
248
249 2018 June 2
250
251 GNU nano 2.9.8 "Espresso" brings the ability to filter the
252 buffer (or the marked region) through an external command
253 (^R^X and prefix the command with the pipe symbol, "|"), is
254 better at detecting and maintaining paragraphs, is able to
255 justify //-style comments, fixes a crash when the binding
256 of a key to a string lacks a closing quote, gives feedback
257 about the number of lines written also when prepending or
258 appending, and fixes a couple of bugs with the linter.
259
260
261
262 2018 May 15
263
264 GNU nano 2.9.7 "Hvide Sande" adds the option '--afterends'
265 for making Ctrl+Right (the nextword function) stop at word
266 ends instead of beginnings, accepts multibyte letters for
267 the Yes/No/All answers, does emergency saves of changed
268 buffers in the unlikely event that nano crashes, adds the
269 until-now missing bindable function 'linenumbers', and
270 renames the toggles 'constupdate' to 'constantshow' and
271 'cuttoend' to 'cutfromcursor', for consistency with the
272 corresponding options -- adjust your nanorc files soon.
273
274
275
276 2018 April 27
277
278 GNU nano 2.9.6 "Gomance" fixes a crash in word completion,
279 makes --enable-altrcname work again, improves the fluidity
280 of scrolling when using the touchpad, tweaks the syntaxes
281 for shell scripts and PO files, makes a replacing session
282 go always forward by default, no longer inserts a newline
283 after an external spell check of a selected region, always
284 accepts the English Y and N (and A) at a yes-no prompt in
285 any locale, and solves a few hypothetical bugs.
286
287
288
289 2018 March 29
290
291 GNU nano 2.9.5 "Ki&scaron;a pada" changes the way the Scroll-Up
292 and Scroll-Down commands work (M-- and M-+): instead of
293 keeping the cursor in the same screen position they now
294 keep the cursor in the same text position (if possible).
295 This version further adds a new color name, "normal",
296 which gives the default foreground or background color,
297 which is useful when you want to undo some overzealous
298 painting by earlier syntax regexes. Bug fixes include:
299 a segfault when trying to insert a file in restricted
300 mode, the reading in of a new file being "undoable", a
301 slight miswrapping of help texts when --linenumbers was
302 used, and the shell syntax coloring the word "tar" in
303 file names.
304
305
306
307 2018 March 8
308
309 GNU nano 2.9.4 "Isabel" allows binding a key to a string
310 (any piece of text and/or commands), permits customizing
311 the color of error messages with 'set errorcolor', colors
312 those error messages by default in bright white on red,
313 makes &lt;Enter&gt; at the bottom of the screen scroll just one
314 row when --smooth is used, does not fail when redoing a
315 file insertion, and cancels a Shift-selection when any
316 cursor key is pressed without Shift even when the cursor
317 cannot move. Further, it treats tabs fully the same as
318 spaces when doing automatic hard-wrapping, allows syntax
319 names to be unquoted, and removes two deprecated options
320 and six deprecated bindable function names.
321
322
323
324 2018 January 29
325
326 GNU nano 2.9.3 "C&oacute;rdoba" fixes a segfault with trimblanks
327 that could occur when a typed space caused the word after
328 it to be pushed to the next line. It further makes macros
329 work also when your keyboard still emits escape sequences,
330 adds the options -M and --trimblanks for the command line,
331 recognizes key combos with Shift on a few more terminals,
332 no longer shows dots in certain prompt texts when visible
333 whitespace is turned on, fixes two corner cases when doing
334 replacements in a marked region, allows to open a named
335 pipe again when using --noread, and accurately detects
336 a needed color change when a line contains a start match
337 but not a corresponding end match any more. Plus some
338 other small fry.
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342 2018 January 2
343
344 GNU nano 2.9.2 "Pussy Riot" correctly displays the Modified
345 state when undoing/redoing (also when the file was saved
346 somewhere midway), improves the undoing of an automatic
347 linefeed at EOF, fixes a build issue on the BSDs, shows
348 the cursor again when compiled with --withslang, renames
349 the option 'justifytrim' to 'trimblanks' because it will
350 now snip trailing whitespace also while you are typing
351 (and hard-wrapping is enabled), continues pushing words
352 to the next line much longer (when hard-wrapping), makes
353 &lt;Tab&gt; and &lt;Shift+Tab&gt; indent and unindent a marked region,
354 allows unindenting when not all lines are indented, lets a
355 region marked with Shift persist when indenting/unindenting
356 or commenting/uncommenting it, and in those cases excludes
357 the last line of the region when it is not visibly marked
358 (which makes for a more intuitive behavior).
359
360
361
362 2017 November 27
363
364 GNU nano 2.9.1 "Damyatta" fixes a bug where, when the mark
365 is on, ^S would overwrite the file with just the marked
366 region. This release further clears the "Modified" flag
367 when all edits are undone, adds or updates some magic
368 strings, and does not forget when the cursor was last
369 at line 1, column 1.
370
371
372
373 2017 November 18
374
375 GNU nano 2.9.0 "Eta" introduces the ability to record and
376 replay keystrokes (M-: to start and stop recording, M-;
377 to play the macro back), makes ^Q and ^S do something
378 useful by default (^Q starts a backward search, and ^S
379 saves the current file), changes ^W to start always a
380 forward search, shows the number of open buffers (when
381 more than one) in the title bar, no longer asks to press
382 Enter when there are errors in an rc file, retires the
383 options '--quiet' and 'set quiet' and 'set backwards',
384 makes indenting and unindenting undoable, will look in
385 $XDG_CONFIG_HOME for a nanorc file and in $XDG_DATA_HOME
386 for the history files, adds a history stack for executed
387 commands (^R^X), does not overwrite the position-history
388 file of another nano, and fixes a score of tiny bugs.
389
390
391
392 2017 August 27
393
394 GNU nano 2.8.7 "Fragrance" fixes a lockup when tabs are
395 wider than the screen, makes indenting + unindenting
396 more predictable by retaining relative indentations,
397 allows pasting (^U) at a prompt, allows triple quotes
398 in Python to not be followed by a character, does not
399 scroll three pages on a roll of the mouse wheel, binds
400 Alt+Up and Alt+Down to findprevious and findnext, and
401 fixes some hard-to-describe issues with softwrapping
402 and boundary-crossing tabs. Enjoy.
403
404
405
406 2017 July 21
407
408 GNU nano 2.8.6 "Kekul&eacute;" offers a new feature: the ability
409 to do softwrapping between words -- at whitespace --
410 instead of always at the edge of the screen. This can
411 be activated with -a or --atblanks or 'set atblanks'
412 together with the softwrap option. This release further
413 fixes a handful of rare display glitches, fixes a build
414 failure on AIX, harmonizes the quoting rules in the rc
415 files, and renames the option 'cut' to 'cutfromcursor'
416 (please update your nanorc files before 2020).
417
418
419
420 2017 June 25
421
422 GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
423 a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
424 negative line and column numbers on the command line,
425 avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
426 in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
427 mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
428 have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
429
430
431
432 2017 May 21
433
434 GNU nano 2.8.4 "Our Version of Events" includes the nanorc
435 man page again.
436
437
438
439 2017 May 18
440
441 GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
442 during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
443 and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
444 searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
445 asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
446
447
448
449 2017 May 4
450
451 GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
452 the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
453 it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
454 of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
455 without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
456 the screen twice when switching between buffers while
457 line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
458 bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
459 translation updates for fifteen languages.
460
461
462
463 2017 April 12
464
465 GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
466 on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
467 double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
468 shows double-width characters as "&gt;" and "&lt;" when split
469 across two rows, moves the cursor more predictably (at
470 the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
471 of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
472 only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
473 go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
474 support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
475 linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
476 an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
477 in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
478
479
480
481 2017 March 31
482
483 GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
484 softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
485 visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
486 logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
487 the start and end of a row, and only when already
488 there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
489 Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
490 of always per logical line. On an entirely different
491 front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
492 on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
493 changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
494 new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
495 was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
496 David Ramsey.
497
498
499
500 2017 February 23
501
502 GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
503 the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
504 when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
505 involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
506 does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
507 no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
508 softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
509 startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
510 standard input. Come tickle my ears.
511
512
513
514 2017 January 10
515
516 GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
517 manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
518 sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
519 more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
520 softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
521 system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
522 the beginning-of-word anchor (\&lt;) in regex searches.
523
524
525
526 2016 December 28
527
528 GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
529 your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
530 newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
531 between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
532 makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
533 Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
534 in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
535 typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
536 Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
537 unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
538 Tastes great with thick butter.
539
540
541
542 2016 December 12
543
544 GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
545 the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
546 a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
547 the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
548 related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
549 use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
550 VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
551 during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
552 an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
553 region after an external spell check, and improves a few
554 other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
555 run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
556
557
558
559 2016 October 29
560
561 GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
562 ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
563 be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
564 or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
565 M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
566 option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
567 some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
568 in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
569 as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
570 read into it. Come and check it out!
571
572
573
574 2016 September 1
575
576 GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
577 selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
578 Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
579 terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
580 the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
581 but it's time to get it out there.
582
583 With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
584 we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
585 back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
586
587
588
589 2016 August 10
590
591 nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
592 a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
593 first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
594 holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
595 (when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
596 in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
597 a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
598 bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Sant&eacute;!
599
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602 2016 July 28
603
604 nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
605 keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
606 of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
607 characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
608 word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
609 input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
610 must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
611 window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
612 having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
613 anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
614 improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
615 Come get your hair tousled!
616
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618
619 2016 June 27
620
621 nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
622 adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
623 with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
624 includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
625 bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
626 even worth mentioning).
627
628
629
630 2016 June 17
631
632 nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
633 some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
634 the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
635 checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
636 default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
637 shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
638 is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
639 there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
640 when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
641 on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
642 and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
643 things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
644
645 And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
646 Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
647
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