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20 2020 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.9</b> "die fetten Jahre sind vorbei"
21 <br>
22 <table><tr><td><ul>
23 <li>When justifying a selection, the new paragraph and the<br>
24 succeeding one get the appropriate first-line indent.</li>
25 <li>Trying to justify an empty selection does not crash.</li>
26 <li>Redoing the insertion of an empty file does not crash.</li>
27 <li>On the BSDs and macOS, <tt>^H</tt> has become rebindable again<br>
28 (in most terminal emulators, not on the console).</li>
29 <li>DOS line endings in nanorc files are accepted.</li>
30 <li>Option <tt>--suspend</tt> / 'set suspend' has been renamed to<br>
31 the more logical <tt>--suspendable</tt> / 'set suspendable'.</li>
32 </ul></td></tr></table>
33 <br><br>
34
35 2020 February 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.8</b> "Ja&scaron;ka"
36 <br>
37 <table><tr><td><ul>
38 <li>When something is pasted into nano, auto-indentation is suppressed,<br>
39 and the paste can be undone as a whole with a single <tt>M-U</tt>.</li>
40 <li>When a lock file is encountered during startup, pressing <tt>^C</tt>/Cancel<br>
41 quits nano. (Pressing 'No' just skips the file and continues.)</li>
42 <li>Shift+Meta+letter key combos can be bound with 'bind Sh-M-letter'.<br>
43 Making any such binding dismisses the default behavior of ignoring<br>
44 Shift for all Meta+letter keystrokes.</li>
45 <li>The configuration option <tt>--with-slang</tt> (to be avoided when possible)<br>
46 can now be used only together with <tt>--enable-tiny</tt>.</li>
47 <li>A custom nanorc file can be specified on the command line, with<br>
48 <tt>-f filename</tt> or <tt>--rcfile=filename</tt>.</li>
49 </ul></td></tr></table>
50 <br><br>
51
52 2019 December 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.7</b> "Havikskruid"
53 <br>
54 <table><tr><td><ul>
55 <li>A &lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region only when mark and cursor are<br>
56 on different lines.</li>
57 <li>Two indentations (any mix of tabs and spaces) are considered the<br>
58 same when they look the same (that is: indent to the same level).</li>
59 <li>When using <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> or <tt>^J</tt>, a line will never be broken in<br>
60 its leading whitespace or quoting.</li>
61 <li>The keywords in nanorc files must be in lowercase.</li>
62 </ul></td></tr></table>
63 <br><br>
64
65 2019 November 29 - <b>GNU nano 4.6</b> "And don't you eat that yellow snow"
66 <br>
67 <table><tr><td><ul>
68 <li>The 'formatter' command has returned, bound by default to <tt>M-F</tt>.<br>
69 It allows running a syntax-specific command on the contents of<br>
70 the buffer.</li>
71 <li><tt>^T</tt> will try to run 'hunspell' before 'spell', because it checks<br>
72 spellling for the locale's language and understands UTF-8.</li>
73 <li>Multiple errors or warnings on startup will no longer slow nano<br>
74 down but will be indicated on the status bar with trailing dots.</li>
75 </ul></td></tr></table>
76 <br><br>
77
78 2019 October 4 - <b>GNU nano 4.5</b> "Ko&scaron;ice"
79 <br>
80 <table><tr><td><ul>
81 <li>The new 'tabgives' command allows you to specify per syntax what<br>
82 the &lt;Tab&gt; key should produce: some spaces, a hard TAB, ...</li>
83 <li>The output of <tt>--help</tt> is properly aligned again for all languages.</li>
84 <li>&lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region also when <tt>M-}</tt> has been rebound.</li>
85 </ul></td></tr></table>
86 <br><br>
87
88 2019 August 25 - <b>GNU nano 4.4</b> "Hagelslag"
89 <br>
90 <table><tr><td><ul>
91 <li>At startup, the cursor can be put on the first or last occurrence<br>
92 of a string by preceding the filename with <tt>+/string</tt> or <tt>+?string</tt>.</li>
93 <li>When automatic hard-wrapping occurs (<tt>--breaklonglines</tt>), any leading<br>
94 quoting characters will be automatically copied to the new line.</li>
95 <li><tt>M-6</tt> works again also when the cursor is at end of buffer.</li>
96 </ul></td></tr></table>
97 <br><br>
98
99 2019 June 18 - <b>GNU nano 4.3</b> "Musa Kart"
100 <br>
101 <table><tr><td><ul>
102 <li>The ability to read from and write to a FIFO has been regained.</li>
103 <li>Startup time is reduced by fully parsing a syntax only when needed.</li>
104 <li>Asking for help (<tt>^G</tt>) when using <tt>--operatingdir</tt> does not crash.</li>
105 <li>The reading of a huge or slow file can be stopped with <tt>^C</tt>.</li>
106 <li>Cut, zap, and copy operations are undone separately when intermixed.</li>
107 <li><tt>M-D</tt> reports the correct number of lines (zero for an empty buffer).</li>
108 </ul></td></tr></table>
109 <br><br>
110
111 2019 April 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.2</b> "Tax the rich, pay the teachers"
112 <br>
113 <table><tr><td><ul>
114 <li>The integrated spell checker does not crash when 'spell' is missing.</li>
115 <li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> works also when <tt>--ignorercfiles</tt> is used.</li>
116 <li>Automatic hard-wrapping is more persistent in pushing words to the<br>
117 same overflow line.</li>
118 </ul></td></tr></table>
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120
121 2019 April 15 - <b>GNU nano 4.1</b> "Qu&eacute; corchos ser&aacute; eso?"
122 <br>
123 <table><tr><td><ul>
124 <li>By default, a newline character is again automatically added at the<br>
125 end of a buffer, to produce valid POSIX text files by default, but<br>
126 also to get back the easy adding of text at the bottom.</li>
127 <li>The now unneeded option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) has been removed.</li>
128 <li>Syntax files are read in alphabetical order when globbing, so that<br>
129 the precedence of syntaxes becomes predictable.</li>
130 <li>In the C syntax, preprocessor directives are highlighted differently.</li>
131 <li><tt>M-S</tt> now toggles soft wrapping, and <tt>M-N</tt> toggles line numbers.</li>
132 <li>The jumpy-scrolling toggle has been removed.</li>
133 <li>The legacy keystrokes <tt>^W^Y</tt> and <tt>^W^V</tt> are recognized again.</li>
134 <li>Executing an external command is disallowed when in view mode.</li>
135 <li>Problems with resizing during external or speller commands were fixed.</li>
136 </ul></td></tr></table>
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138
139 2019 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.0</b> "Thy Rope of Sands"
140 <br>
141 <table><tr><td><ul>
142 <li>An overlong line is no longer automatically hard-wrapped.</li>
143 <li>Smooth scrolling (one line at a time) has become the default.</li>
144 <li>A newline character is no longer automatically added at end of buffer.</li>
145 <li>The line below the title bar is by default part of the editing space.</li>
146 <li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> (<tt>-b</tt>) turns automatic hard-wrapping back on.</li>
147 <li>Option <tt>--jumpyscrolling</tt> (<tt>-j</tt>) gives the chunky, half-screen scrolling.</li>
148 <li>Option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) brings back the automatic newline at EOF.</li>
149 <li>Option <tt>--emptyline</tt> (<tt>-e</tt>) leaves the line below the title bar unused.</li>
150 <li>&lt;Alt+Up&gt; and &lt;Alt+Down&gt; now do a linewise scroll instead of a findnext.</li>
151 <li>Any number of justifications can be undone (like all other operations).</li>
152 <li>When marked text is justified, it becomes a single, separate paragraph.</li>
153 <li>Option <tt>--guidestripe=&lt;number&gt;</tt> draws a vertical bar at the given column.</li>
154 <li>Option <tt>--fill=&lt;number&gt;</tt> no longer turns on automatic hard-wrapping.</li>
155 <li>When a line continues offscreen, it now ends with a highlighted "&gt;".</li>
156 <li>The halves of a split two-column character are shown as "[" and "]".</li>
157 <li>A line now scrolls horizontally one column earlier.</li>
158 <li>The bindable functions 'cutwordleft' and 'cutwordright' were renamed<br>
159 to 'chopwordleft' and 'chopwordright' as they don't use the cutbuffer.</li>
160 <li>The paragraph-jumping functions were moved from Search to Go-to-Line.</li>
161 <li>Option <tt>--rebinddelete</tt> is able to compensate for more misbindings.</li>
162 <li>Options <tt>--morespace</tt> and <tt>--smooth</tt> are obsolete and thus ignored.</li>
163 <li>The <tt>--disable-wrapping-as-root</tt> configure option was removed.</li>
164 </ul></td></tr></table>
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168
169 2018 November 11
170
171 GNU nano 3.2 "Het kromme hout" changes the default binding
172 for the linter to M-B so that the spell checker (^T) can
173 always be used, and changes (when linting) the text in the
174 title bar and the color of the status bar to make linting
175 mode more obvious. It also adds a bindable 'zap' function
176 for deleting a line or marked region without changing the
177 cutbuffer, adds --zap to bind the &lt;Del&gt; and &lt;Backspace&gt;
178 keys to the zap function when something is marked, and
179 hard-binds &lt;Alt+Del&gt; to 'zap'. Furthermore, it shows the
180 cursor also in the help viewer (when --showcursor is used),
181 renames the bindable functions 'prevhistory' to 'older' and
182 'nexthistory' to 'newer' (update your nanorcs when needed),
183 reads the nanorc files also in restricted mode to allow
184 customization by the user (if this should not be allowed,
185 use --ignorercfiles in addition to --restricted), allows
186 in view mode to open also other files (if this should not
187 be allowed, use --restricted in addition to --view), makes
188 resizes respect a relative --fill again, no longer binds
189 F13...F15 by default, properly re-highlights a misspelled
190 word after invoking help in the internal spell checker,
191 and does not skip Unicode characters in string binds.
192
193
194
195 2018 September 18
196
197 GNU nano 3.1 "Je faisais des bonds comme &ccedil;a!" fixes a
198 misbinding of ^H on some terminals and some systems,
199 does not leave stray stuff after the prompt upon exit
200 when having suspended nano while using --constantshow,
201 and does not allow to toggle to Replace in view mode.
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204
205 2018 September 9
206
207 GNU nano 3.0 "Water Flowing Underground" speeds up the
208 reading of a file by seventy percent, roughly doubles the
209 speed of handling ASCII text, changes the way words at line
210 boundaries are deleted, makes &lt;Ctrl+Delete&gt; wipe the next
211 word and &lt;Ctrl+Shift+Delete&gt; the preceding word, binds M-Q
212 to 'findprevious' by default (the Tabs-to-Spaces toggle is
213 placed on M-O, and the More-Space toggle is fully removed),
214 makes an external spell check undoable, shows the correct
215 number of lines on the status bar when opening multiple
216 files, removes the 'formatter' command, removes the
217 'searchagain' bindable function (M-W is now bound to
218 'findnext' by default), moves the No-Convert toggle to the
219 Insert menu, removes the Backup and New-Buffer toggles from
220 the main menu (they remain in the Write-Out and Insert
221 menus, respectively), is more precise in what it accepts as
222 a rebindable key name, ignores any presses of &lt;Esc&gt; before
223 a valid command keystroke, recognizes some more escape
224 sequences for modified editing-pad keys, does not hide
225 rcfile error messages on a Linux console, renames the
226 bindable functions 'copytext' to 'copy' and 'uncut' to
227 'paste', and avoids a possible hang during a Full-Justify.
228
229
230
231 2018 June 2
232
233 GNU nano 2.9.8 "Espresso" brings the ability to filter the
234 buffer (or the marked region) through an external command
235 (^R^X and prefix the command with the pipe symbol, "|"), is
236 better at detecting and maintaining paragraphs, is able to
237 justify //-style comments, fixes a crash when the binding
238 of a key to a string lacks a closing quote, gives feedback
239 about the number of lines written also when prepending or
240 appending, and fixes a couple of bugs with the linter.
241
242
243
244 2018 May 15
245
246 GNU nano 2.9.7 "Hvide Sande" adds the option '--afterends'
247 for making Ctrl+Right (the nextword function) stop at word
248 ends instead of beginnings, accepts multibyte letters for
249 the Yes/No/All answers, does emergency saves of changed
250 buffers in the unlikely event that nano crashes, adds the
251 until-now missing bindable function 'linenumbers', and
252 renames the toggles 'constupdate' to 'constantshow' and
253 'cuttoend' to 'cutfromcursor', for consistency with the
254 corresponding options -- adjust your nanorc files soon.
255
256
257
258 2018 April 27
259
260 GNU nano 2.9.6 "Gomance" fixes a crash in word completion,
261 makes --enable-altrcname work again, improves the fluidity
262 of scrolling when using the touchpad, tweaks the syntaxes
263 for shell scripts and PO files, makes a replacing session
264 go always forward by default, no longer inserts a newline
265 after an external spell check of a selected region, always
266 accepts the English Y and N (and A) at a yes-no prompt in
267 any locale, and solves a few hypothetical bugs.
268
269
270
271 2018 March 29
272
273 GNU nano 2.9.5 "Ki&scaron;a pada" changes the way the Scroll-Up
274 and Scroll-Down commands work (M-- and M-+): instead of
275 keeping the cursor in the same screen position they now
276 keep the cursor in the same text position (if possible).
277 This version further adds a new color name, "normal",
278 which gives the default foreground or background color,
279 which is useful when you want to undo some overzealous
280 painting by earlier syntax regexes. Bug fixes include:
281 a segfault when trying to insert a file in restricted
282 mode, the reading in of a new file being "undoable", a
283 slight miswrapping of help texts when --linenumbers was
284 used, and the shell syntax coloring the word "tar" in
285 file names.
286
287
288
289 2018 March 8
290
291 GNU nano 2.9.4 "Isabel" allows binding a key to a string
292 (any piece of text and/or commands), permits customizing
293 the color of error messages with 'set errorcolor', colors
294 those error messages by default in bright white on red,
295 makes &lt;Enter&gt; at the bottom of the screen scroll just one
296 row when --smooth is used, does not fail when redoing a
297 file insertion, and cancels a Shift-selection when any
298 cursor key is pressed without Shift even when the cursor
299 cannot move. Further, it treats tabs fully the same as
300 spaces when doing automatic hard-wrapping, allows syntax
301 names to be unquoted, and removes two deprecated options
302 and six deprecated bindable function names.
303
304
305
306 2018 January 29
307
308 GNU nano 2.9.3 "C&oacute;rdoba" fixes a segfault with trimblanks
309 that could occur when a typed space caused the word after
310 it to be pushed to the next line. It further makes macros
311 work also when your keyboard still emits escape sequences,
312 adds the options -M and --trimblanks for the command line,
313 recognizes key combos with Shift on a few more terminals,
314 no longer shows dots in certain prompt texts when visible
315 whitespace is turned on, fixes two corner cases when doing
316 replacements in a marked region, allows to open a named
317 pipe again when using --noread, and accurately detects
318 a needed color change when a line contains a start match
319 but not a corresponding end match any more. Plus some
320 other small fry.
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322
323
324 2018 January 2
325
326 GNU nano 2.9.2 "Pussy Riot" correctly displays the Modified
327 state when undoing/redoing (also when the file was saved
328 somewhere midway), improves the undoing of an automatic
329 linefeed at EOF, fixes a build issue on the BSDs, shows
330 the cursor again when compiled with --withslang, renames
331 the option 'justifytrim' to 'trimblanks' because it will
332 now snip trailing whitespace also while you are typing
333 (and hard-wrapping is enabled), continues pushing words
334 to the next line much longer (when hard-wrapping), makes
335 &lt;Tab&gt; and &lt;Shift+Tab&gt; indent and unindent a marked region,
336 allows unindenting when not all lines are indented, lets a
337 region marked with Shift persist when indenting/unindenting
338 or commenting/uncommenting it, and in those cases excludes
339 the last line of the region when it is not visibly marked
340 (which makes for a more intuitive behavior).
341
342
343
344 2017 November 27
345
346 GNU nano 2.9.1 "Damyatta" fixes a bug where, when the mark
347 is on, ^S would overwrite the file with just the marked
348 region. This release further clears the "Modified" flag
349 when all edits are undone, adds or updates some magic
350 strings, and does not forget when the cursor was last
351 at line 1, column 1.
352
353
354
355 2017 November 18
356
357 GNU nano 2.9.0 "Eta" introduces the ability to record and
358 replay keystrokes (M-: to start and stop recording, M-;
359 to play the macro back), makes ^Q and ^S do something
360 useful by default (^Q starts a backward search, and ^S
361 saves the current file), changes ^W to start always a
362 forward search, shows the number of open buffers (when
363 more than one) in the title bar, no longer asks to press
364 Enter when there are errors in an rc file, retires the
365 options '--quiet' and 'set quiet' and 'set backwards',
366 makes indenting and unindenting undoable, will look in
367 $XDG_CONFIG_HOME for a nanorc file and in $XDG_DATA_HOME
368 for the history files, adds a history stack for executed
369 commands (^R^X), does not overwrite the position-history
370 file of another nano, and fixes a score of tiny bugs.
371
372
373
374 2017 August 27
375
376 GNU nano 2.8.7 "Fragrance" fixes a lockup when tabs are
377 wider than the screen, makes indenting + unindenting
378 more predictable by retaining relative indentations,
379 allows pasting (^U) at a prompt, allows triple quotes
380 in Python to not be followed by a character, does not
381 scroll three pages on a roll of the mouse wheel, binds
382 Alt+Up and Alt+Down to findprevious and findnext, and
383 fixes some hard-to-describe issues with softwrapping
384 and boundary-crossing tabs. Enjoy.
385
386
387
388 2017 July 21
389
390 GNU nano 2.8.6 "Kekul&eacute;" offers a new feature: the ability
391 to do softwrapping between words -- at whitespace --
392 instead of always at the edge of the screen. This can
393 be activated with -a or --atblanks or 'set atblanks'
394 together with the softwrap option. This release further
395 fixes a handful of rare display glitches, fixes a build
396 failure on AIX, harmonizes the quoting rules in the rc
397 files, and renames the option 'cut' to 'cutfromcursor'
398 (please update your nanorc files before 2020).
399
400
401
402 2017 June 25
403
404 GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
405 a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
406 negative line and column numbers on the command line,
407 avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
408 in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
409 mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
410 have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
411
412
413
414 2017 May 21
415
416 GNU nano 2.8.4 "Our Version of Events" includes the nanorc
417 man page again.
418
419
420
421 2017 May 18
422
423 GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
424 during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
425 and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
426 searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
427 asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
428
429
430
431 2017 May 4
432
433 GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
434 the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
435 it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
436 of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
437 without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
438 the screen twice when switching between buffers while
439 line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
440 bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
441 translation updates for fifteen languages.
442
443
444
445 2017 April 12
446
447 GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
448 on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
449 double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
450 shows double-width characters as "&gt;" and "&lt;" when split
451 across two rows, moves the cursor more predictably (at
452 the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
453 of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
454 only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
455 go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
456 support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
457 linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
458 an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
459 in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
460
461
462
463 2017 March 31
464
465 GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
466 softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
467 visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
468 logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
469 the start and end of a row, and only when already
470 there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
471 Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
472 of always per logical line. On an entirely different
473 front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
474 on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
475 changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
476 new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
477 was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
478 David Ramsey.
479
480
481
482 2017 February 23
483
484 GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
485 the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
486 when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
487 involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
488 does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
489 no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
490 softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
491 startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
492 standard input. Come tickle my ears.
493
494
495
496 2017 January 10
497
498 GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
499 manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
500 sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
501 more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
502 softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
503 system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
504 the beginning-of-word anchor (\&lt;) in regex searches.
505
506
507
508 2016 December 28
509
510 GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
511 your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
512 newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
513 between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
514 makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
515 Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
516 in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
517 typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
518 Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
519 unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
520 Tastes great with thick butter.
521
522
523
524 2016 December 12
525
526 GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
527 the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
528 a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
529 the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
530 related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
531 use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
532 VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
533 during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
534 an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
535 region after an external spell check, and improves a few
536 other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
537 run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
538
539
540
541 2016 October 29
542
543 GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
544 ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
545 be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
546 or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
547 M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
548 option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
549 some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
550 in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
551 as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
552 read into it. Come and check it out!
553
554
555
556 2016 September 1
557
558 GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
559 selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
560 Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
561 terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
562 the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
563 but it's time to get it out there.
564
565 With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
566 we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
567 back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
568
569
570
571 2016 August 10
572
573 nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
574 a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
575 first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
576 holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
577 (when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
578 in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
579 a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
580 bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Sant&eacute;!
581
582
583
584 2016 July 28
585
586 nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
587 keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
588 of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
589 characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
590 word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
591 input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
592 must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
593 window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
594 having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
595 anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
596 improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
597 Come get your hair tousled!
598
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600
601 2016 June 27
602
603 nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
604 adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
605 with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
606 includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
607 bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
608 even worth mentioning).
609
610
611
612 2016 June 17
613
614 nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
615 some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
616 the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
617 checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
618 default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
619 shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
620 is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
621 there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
622 when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
623 on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
624 and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
625 things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
626
627 And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
628 Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
629
630 </pre>
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