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20 2020 February 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.8</b> "Ja&scaron;ka"
21 <br>
22 <table><tr><td><ul>
23 <li>When something is pasted into nano, auto-indentation is suppressed,<br>
24 and the paste can be undone as a whole with a single <tt>M-U</tt>.</li>
25 <li>When a lock file is encountered during startup, pressing <tt>^C</tt>/Cancel<br>
26 quits nano. (Pressing 'No' just skips the file and continues.)</li>
27 <li>Shift+Meta+letter key combos can be bound with 'bind Sh-M-letter'.<br>
28 Making any such binding dismisses the default behavior of ignoring<br>
29 Shift for all Meta+letter keystrokes.</li>
30 <li>The configuration option <tt>--with-slang</tt> (to be avoided when possible)<br>
31 can now be used only together with <tt>--enable-tiny</tt>.</li>
32 <li>A custom nanorc file can be specified on the command line, with<br>
33 <tt>-f filename</tt> or <tt>--rcfile=filename</tt>.</li>
34 </ul></td></tr></table>
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36
37 2019 December 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.7</b> "Havikskruid"
38 <br>
39 <table><tr><td><ul>
40 <li>A &lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region only when mark and cursor are<br>
41 on different lines.</li>
42 <li>Two indentations (any mix of tabs and spaces) are considered the<br>
43 same when they look the same (that is: indent to the same level).</li>
44 <li>When using <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> or <tt>^J</tt>, a line will never be broken in<br>
45 its leading whitespace or quoting.</li>
46 <li>The keywords in nanorc files must be in lowercase.</li>
47 </ul></td></tr></table>
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49
50 2019 November 29 - <b>GNU nano 4.6</b> "And don't you eat that yellow snow"
51 <br>
52 <table><tr><td><ul>
53 <li>The 'formatter' command has returned, bound by default to <tt>M-F</tt>.<br>
54 It allows running a syntax-specific command on the contents of<br>
55 the buffer.</li>
56 <li><tt>^T</tt> will try to run 'hunspell' before 'spell', because it checks<br>
57 spellling for the locale's language and understands UTF-8.</li>
58 <li>Multiple errors or warnings on startup will no longer slow nano<br>
59 down but will be indicated on the status bar with trailing dots.</li>
60 </ul></td></tr></table>
61 <br><br>
62
63 2019 October 4 - <b>GNU nano 4.5</b> "Ko&scaron;ice"
64 <br>
65 <table><tr><td><ul>
66 <li>The new 'tabgives' command allows you to specify per syntax what<br>
67 the &lt;Tab&gt; key should produce: some spaces, a hard TAB, ...</li>
68 <li>The output of <tt>--help</tt> is properly aligned again for all languages.</li>
69 <li>&lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region also when <tt>M-}</tt> has been rebound.</li>
70 </ul></td></tr></table>
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72
73 2019 August 25 - <b>GNU nano 4.4</b> "Hagelslag"
74 <br>
75 <table><tr><td><ul>
76 <li>At startup, the cursor can be put on the first or last occurrence<br>
77 of a string by preceding the filename with <tt>+/string</tt> or <tt>+?string</tt>.</li>
78 <li>When automatic hard-wrapping occurs (<tt>--breaklonglines</tt>), any leading<br>
79 quoting characters will be automatically copied to the new line.</li>
80 <li><tt>M-6</tt> works again also when the cursor is at end of buffer.</li>
81 </ul></td></tr></table>
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83
84 2019 June 18 - <b>GNU nano 4.3</b> "Musa Kart"
85 <br>
86 <table><tr><td><ul>
87 <li>The ability to read from and write to a FIFO has been regained.</li>
88 <li>Startup time is reduced by fully parsing a syntax only when needed.</li>
89 <li>Asking for help (<tt>^G</tt>) when using <tt>--operatingdir</tt> does not crash.</li>
90 <li>The reading of a huge or slow file can be stopped with <tt>^C</tt>.</li>
91 <li>Cut, zap, and copy operations are undone separately when intermixed.</li>
92 <li><tt>M-D</tt> reports the correct number of lines (zero for an empty buffer).</li>
93 </ul></td></tr></table>
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95
96 2019 April 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.2</b> "Tax the rich, pay the teachers"
97 <br>
98 <table><tr><td><ul>
99 <li>The integrated spell checker does not crash when 'spell' is missing.</li>
100 <li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> works also when <tt>--ignorercfiles</tt> is used.</li>
101 <li>Automatic hard-wrapping is more persistent in pushing words to the<br>
102 same overflow line.</li>
103 </ul></td></tr></table>
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105
106 2019 April 15 - <b>GNU nano 4.1</b> "Qu&eacute; corchos ser&aacute; eso?"
107 <br>
108 <table><tr><td><ul>
109 <li>By default, a newline character is again automatically added at the<br>
110 end of a buffer, to produce valid POSIX text files by default, but<br>
111 also to get back the easy adding of text at the bottom.</li>
112 <li>The now unneeded option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) has been removed.</li>
113 <li>Syntax files are read in alphabetical order when globbing, so that<br>
114 the precedence of syntaxes becomes predictable.</li>
115 <li>In the C syntax, preprocessor directives are highlighted differently.</li>
116 <li><tt>M-S</tt> now toggles soft wrapping, and <tt>M-N</tt> toggles line numbers.</li>
117 <li>The jumpy-scrolling toggle has been removed.</li>
118 <li>The legacy keystrokes <tt>^W^Y</tt> and <tt>^W^V</tt> are recognized again.</li>
119 <li>Executing an external command is disallowed when in view mode.</li>
120 <li>Problems with resizing during external or speller commands were fixed.</li>
121 </ul></td></tr></table>
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123
124 2019 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.0</b> "Thy Rope of Sands"
125 <br>
126 <table><tr><td><ul>
127 <li>An overlong line is no longer automatically hard-wrapped.</li>
128 <li>Smooth scrolling (one line at a time) has become the default.</li>
129 <li>A newline character is no longer automatically added at end of buffer.</li>
130 <li>The line below the title bar is by default part of the editing space.</li>
131 <li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> (<tt>-b</tt>) turns automatic hard-wrapping back on.</li>
132 <li>Option <tt>--jumpyscrolling</tt> (<tt>-j</tt>) gives the chunky, half-screen scrolling.</li>
133 <li>Option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) brings back the automatic newline at EOF.</li>
134 <li>Option <tt>--emptyline</tt> (<tt>-e</tt>) leaves the line below the title bar unused.</li>
135 <li>&lt;Alt+Up&gt; and &lt;Alt+Down&gt; now do a linewise scroll instead of a findnext.</li>
136 <li>Any number of justifications can be undone (like all other operations).</li>
137 <li>When marked text is justified, it becomes a single, separate paragraph.</li>
138 <li>Option <tt>--guidestripe=&lt;number&gt;</tt> draws a vertical bar at the given column.</li>
139 <li>Option <tt>--fill=&lt;number&gt;</tt> no longer turns on automatic hard-wrapping.</li>
140 <li>When a line continues offscreen, it now ends with a highlighted "&gt;".</li>
141 <li>The halves of a split two-column character are shown as "[" and "]".</li>
142 <li>A line now scrolls horizontally one column earlier.</li>
143 <li>The bindable functions 'cutwordleft' and 'cutwordright' were renamed<br>
144 to 'chopwordleft' and 'chopwordright' as they don't use the cutbuffer.</li>
145 <li>The paragraph-jumping functions were moved from Search to Go-to-Line.</li>
146 <li>Option <tt>--rebinddelete</tt> is able to compensate for more misbindings.</li>
147 <li>Options <tt>--morespace</tt> and <tt>--smooth</tt> are obsolete and thus ignored.</li>
148 <li>The <tt>--disable-wrapping-as-root</tt> configure option was removed.</li>
149 </ul></td></tr></table>
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153
154 2018 November 11
155
156 GNU nano 3.2 "Het kromme hout" changes the default binding
157 for the linter to M-B so that the spell checker (^T) can
158 always be used, and changes (when linting) the text in the
159 title bar and the color of the status bar to make linting
160 mode more obvious. It also adds a bindable 'zap' function
161 for deleting a line or marked region without changing the
162 cutbuffer, adds --zap to bind the &lt;Del&gt; and &lt;Backspace&gt;
163 keys to the zap function when something is marked, and
164 hard-binds &lt;Alt+Del&gt; to 'zap'. Furthermore, it shows the
165 cursor also in the help viewer (when --showcursor is used),
166 renames the bindable functions 'prevhistory' to 'older' and
167 'nexthistory' to 'newer' (update your nanorcs when needed),
168 reads the nanorc files also in restricted mode to allow
169 customization by the user (if this should not be allowed,
170 use --ignorercfiles in addition to --restricted), allows
171 in view mode to open also other files (if this should not
172 be allowed, use --restricted in addition to --view), makes
173 resizes respect a relative --fill again, no longer binds
174 F13...F15 by default, properly re-highlights a misspelled
175 word after invoking help in the internal spell checker,
176 and does not skip Unicode characters in string binds.
177
178
179
180 2018 September 18
181
182 GNU nano 3.1 "Je faisais des bonds comme &ccedil;a!" fixes a
183 misbinding of ^H on some terminals and some systems,
184 does not leave stray stuff after the prompt upon exit
185 when having suspended nano while using --constantshow,
186 and does not allow to toggle to Replace in view mode.
187
188
189
190 2018 September 9
191
192 GNU nano 3.0 "Water Flowing Underground" speeds up the
193 reading of a file by seventy percent, roughly doubles the
194 speed of handling ASCII text, changes the way words at line
195 boundaries are deleted, makes &lt;Ctrl+Delete&gt; wipe the next
196 word and &lt;Ctrl+Shift+Delete&gt; the preceding word, binds M-Q
197 to 'findprevious' by default (the Tabs-to-Spaces toggle is
198 placed on M-O, and the More-Space toggle is fully removed),
199 makes an external spell check undoable, shows the correct
200 number of lines on the status bar when opening multiple
201 files, removes the 'formatter' command, removes the
202 'searchagain' bindable function (M-W is now bound to
203 'findnext' by default), moves the No-Convert toggle to the
204 Insert menu, removes the Backup and New-Buffer toggles from
205 the main menu (they remain in the Write-Out and Insert
206 menus, respectively), is more precise in what it accepts as
207 a rebindable key name, ignores any presses of &lt;Esc&gt; before
208 a valid command keystroke, recognizes some more escape
209 sequences for modified editing-pad keys, does not hide
210 rcfile error messages on a Linux console, renames the
211 bindable functions 'copytext' to 'copy' and 'uncut' to
212 'paste', and avoids a possible hang during a Full-Justify.
213
214
215
216 2018 June 2
217
218 GNU nano 2.9.8 "Espresso" brings the ability to filter the
219 buffer (or the marked region) through an external command
220 (^R^X and prefix the command with the pipe symbol, "|"), is
221 better at detecting and maintaining paragraphs, is able to
222 justify //-style comments, fixes a crash when the binding
223 of a key to a string lacks a closing quote, gives feedback
224 about the number of lines written also when prepending or
225 appending, and fixes a couple of bugs with the linter.
226
227
228
229 2018 May 15
230
231 GNU nano 2.9.7 "Hvide Sande" adds the option '--afterends'
232 for making Ctrl+Right (the nextword function) stop at word
233 ends instead of beginnings, accepts multibyte letters for
234 the Yes/No/All answers, does emergency saves of changed
235 buffers in the unlikely event that nano crashes, adds the
236 until-now missing bindable function 'linenumbers', and
237 renames the toggles 'constupdate' to 'constantshow' and
238 'cuttoend' to 'cutfromcursor', for consistency with the
239 corresponding options -- adjust your nanorc files soon.
240
241
242
243 2018 April 27
244
245 GNU nano 2.9.6 "Gomance" fixes a crash in word completion,
246 makes --enable-altrcname work again, improves the fluidity
247 of scrolling when using the touchpad, tweaks the syntaxes
248 for shell scripts and PO files, makes a replacing session
249 go always forward by default, no longer inserts a newline
250 after an external spell check of a selected region, always
251 accepts the English Y and N (and A) at a yes-no prompt in
252 any locale, and solves a few hypothetical bugs.
253
254
255
256 2018 March 29
257
258 GNU nano 2.9.5 "Ki&scaron;a pada" changes the way the Scroll-Up
259 and Scroll-Down commands work (M-- and M-+): instead of
260 keeping the cursor in the same screen position they now
261 keep the cursor in the same text position (if possible).
262 This version further adds a new color name, "normal",
263 which gives the default foreground or background color,
264 which is useful when you want to undo some overzealous
265 painting by earlier syntax regexes. Bug fixes include:
266 a segfault when trying to insert a file in restricted
267 mode, the reading in of a new file being "undoable", a
268 slight miswrapping of help texts when --linenumbers was
269 used, and the shell syntax coloring the word "tar" in
270 file names.
271
272
273
274 2018 March 8
275
276 GNU nano 2.9.4 "Isabel" allows binding a key to a string
277 (any piece of text and/or commands), permits customizing
278 the color of error messages with 'set errorcolor', colors
279 those error messages by default in bright white on red,
280 makes &lt;Enter&gt; at the bottom of the screen scroll just one
281 row when --smooth is used, does not fail when redoing a
282 file insertion, and cancels a Shift-selection when any
283 cursor key is pressed without Shift even when the cursor
284 cannot move. Further, it treats tabs fully the same as
285 spaces when doing automatic hard-wrapping, allows syntax
286 names to be unquoted, and removes two deprecated options
287 and six deprecated bindable function names.
288
289
290
291 2018 January 29
292
293 GNU nano 2.9.3 "C&oacute;rdoba" fixes a segfault with trimblanks
294 that could occur when a typed space caused the word after
295 it to be pushed to the next line. It further makes macros
296 work also when your keyboard still emits escape sequences,
297 adds the options -M and --trimblanks for the command line,
298 recognizes key combos with Shift on a few more terminals,
299 no longer shows dots in certain prompt texts when visible
300 whitespace is turned on, fixes two corner cases when doing
301 replacements in a marked region, allows to open a named
302 pipe again when using --noread, and accurately detects
303 a needed color change when a line contains a start match
304 but not a corresponding end match any more. Plus some
305 other small fry.
306
307
308
309 2018 January 2
310
311 GNU nano 2.9.2 "Pussy Riot" correctly displays the Modified
312 state when undoing/redoing (also when the file was saved
313 somewhere midway), improves the undoing of an automatic
314 linefeed at EOF, fixes a build issue on the BSDs, shows
315 the cursor again when compiled with --withslang, renames
316 the option 'justifytrim' to 'trimblanks' because it will
317 now snip trailing whitespace also while you are typing
318 (and hard-wrapping is enabled), continues pushing words
319 to the next line much longer (when hard-wrapping), makes
320 &lt;Tab&gt; and &lt;Shift+Tab&gt; indent and unindent a marked region,
321 allows unindenting when not all lines are indented, lets a
322 region marked with Shift persist when indenting/unindenting
323 or commenting/uncommenting it, and in those cases excludes
324 the last line of the region when it is not visibly marked
325 (which makes for a more intuitive behavior).
326
327
328
329 2017 November 27
330
331 GNU nano 2.9.1 "Damyatta" fixes a bug where, when the mark
332 is on, ^S would overwrite the file with just the marked
333 region. This release further clears the "Modified" flag
334 when all edits are undone, adds or updates some magic
335 strings, and does not forget when the cursor was last
336 at line 1, column 1.
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338
339
340 2017 November 18
341
342 GNU nano 2.9.0 "Eta" introduces the ability to record and
343 replay keystrokes (M-: to start and stop recording, M-;
344 to play the macro back), makes ^Q and ^S do something
345 useful by default (^Q starts a backward search, and ^S
346 saves the current file), changes ^W to start always a
347 forward search, shows the number of open buffers (when
348 more than one) in the title bar, no longer asks to press
349 Enter when there are errors in an rc file, retires the
350 options '--quiet' and 'set quiet' and 'set backwards',
351 makes indenting and unindenting undoable, will look in
352 $XDG_CONFIG_HOME for a nanorc file and in $XDG_DATA_HOME
353 for the history files, adds a history stack for executed
354 commands (^R^X), does not overwrite the position-history
355 file of another nano, and fixes a score of tiny bugs.
356
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358
359 2017 August 27
360
361 GNU nano 2.8.7 "Fragrance" fixes a lockup when tabs are
362 wider than the screen, makes indenting + unindenting
363 more predictable by retaining relative indentations,
364 allows pasting (^U) at a prompt, allows triple quotes
365 in Python to not be followed by a character, does not
366 scroll three pages on a roll of the mouse wheel, binds
367 Alt+Up and Alt+Down to findprevious and findnext, and
368 fixes some hard-to-describe issues with softwrapping
369 and boundary-crossing tabs. Enjoy.
370
371
372
373 2017 July 21
374
375 GNU nano 2.8.6 "Kekul&eacute;" offers a new feature: the ability
376 to do softwrapping between words -- at whitespace --
377 instead of always at the edge of the screen. This can
378 be activated with -a or --atblanks or 'set atblanks'
379 together with the softwrap option. This release further
380 fixes a handful of rare display glitches, fixes a build
381 failure on AIX, harmonizes the quoting rules in the rc
382 files, and renames the option 'cut' to 'cutfromcursor'
383 (please update your nanorc files before 2020).
384
385
386
387 2017 June 25
388
389 GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
390 a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
391 negative line and column numbers on the command line,
392 avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
393 in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
394 mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
395 have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
396
397
398
399 2017 May 21
400
401 GNU nano 2.8.4 "Our Version of Events" includes the nanorc
402 man page again.
403
404
405
406 2017 May 18
407
408 GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
409 during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
410 and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
411 searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
412 asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
413
414
415
416 2017 May 4
417
418 GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
419 the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
420 it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
421 of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
422 without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
423 the screen twice when switching between buffers while
424 line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
425 bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
426 translation updates for fifteen languages.
427
428
429
430 2017 April 12
431
432 GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
433 on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
434 double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
435 shows double-width characters as "&gt;" and "&lt;" when split
436 across two rows, moves the cursor more predictably (at
437 the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
438 of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
439 only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
440 go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
441 support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
442 linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
443 an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
444 in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
445
446
447
448 2017 March 31
449
450 GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
451 softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
452 visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
453 logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
454 the start and end of a row, and only when already
455 there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
456 Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
457 of always per logical line. On an entirely different
458 front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
459 on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
460 changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
461 new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
462 was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
463 David Ramsey.
464
465
466
467 2017 February 23
468
469 GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
470 the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
471 when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
472 involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
473 does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
474 no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
475 softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
476 startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
477 standard input. Come tickle my ears.
478
479
480
481 2017 January 10
482
483 GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
484 manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
485 sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
486 more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
487 softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
488 system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
489 the beginning-of-word anchor (\&lt;) in regex searches.
490
491
492
493 2016 December 28
494
495 GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
496 your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
497 newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
498 between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
499 makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
500 Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
501 in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
502 typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
503 Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
504 unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
505 Tastes great with thick butter.
506
507
508
509 2016 December 12
510
511 GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
512 the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
513 a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
514 the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
515 related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
516 use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
517 VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
518 during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
519 an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
520 region after an external spell check, and improves a few
521 other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
522 run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
523
524
525
526 2016 October 29
527
528 GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
529 ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
530 be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
531 or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
532 M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
533 option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
534 some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
535 in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
536 as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
537 read into it. Come and check it out!
538
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540
541 2016 September 1
542
543 GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
544 selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
545 Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
546 terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
547 the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
548 but it's time to get it out there.
549
550 With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
551 we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
552 back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
553
554
555
556 2016 August 10
557
558 nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
559 a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
560 first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
561 holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
562 (when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
563 in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
564 a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
565 bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Sant&eacute;!
566
567
568
569 2016 July 28
570
571 nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
572 keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
573 of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
574 characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
575 word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
576 input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
577 must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
578 window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
579 having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
580 anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
581 improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
582 Come get your hair tousled!
583
584
585
586 2016 June 27
587
588 nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
589 adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
590 with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
591 includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
592 bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
593 even worth mentioning).
594
595
596
597 2016 June 17
598
599 nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
600 some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
601 the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
602 checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
603 default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
604 shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
605 is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
606 there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
607 when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
608 on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
609 and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
610 things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
611
612 And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
613 Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
614
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